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A Russian man wanted for fraud is deported after his arrest on Phuket

Russian Fraud Suspect Arrested on Phuket, Deported With Two Others

Friday, November 27, 2015
PHUKET: A Russian man arrested on Phuket and two others detained at the request of Interpol were deported today at the request of Interpol's National Central Bureau, a Bangkok-based envoy told the Russian news agency, TASS.

''Eldar Gasanguseinov, Ruslan Sibilev and Yevgeny Shalamov flew from Bangkok aboard a scheduled flight accompanied by Russian police officers,'' said the head of the Consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Thailand Vladimir Sosnov.

Gasanguseynov, 29, from Derbent (Republic of Dagestan), was detained on Phuket earlier this month.

In Russia, he is accused of ''large-scale theft of property by fraud and abuse of confidence committed by an organised group.''

In September 2014, a district court in Nizhny Novgorod, a city in the Volga region, issued a warrant for Gasanguseinov's arrest, and in July he was put on the international wanted list.

Gasanguseynov, who turns 30 next month, was nabbed in the car park outside the Nai Harn Gym in Viset Road, southern Phuket, by Phuket immigration officers on November 4.

He is alleged to have defrauded victims of at least $1.7 million.

It's believed Gasanguseynov had a non-B visa but was mostly talking it easy and working out at the gym regularly. He may also have been working as a personal trainer.

The criminal case against Ruslan Sibilev is supervised by the Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Committee in the Kursk region (central Russia). He was charged in absentia with arbitrary violence entailing moderate bodily injuries.

Still another Russian national, Yevgeny Shalamov, has been charged in absentia with an attempt of illegal sale of narcotic drugs on a large scale.

A court in Yekaterinburg, a city in the Urals region, has chosen remand in custody as a pre-trial measure for him.

Police arrested Shalamov in the Thai resort city of Pattaya.

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Some more quality-tourists leaving...
How sad!

Posted by herbert on November 27, 2015 16:36

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Hearing through the grapevine more and more Russian citizens have been denied a second tourist visa.

They are issued one and allowed to extend it by another 30 days as usual but that's the end of it.

I've heard of this happen to a dozen or so Russians and have not heard of any other nationality receiving such special treatment.

Considering that Thailand and Russia have a reciprocal visa agreement (Thais do not need a visa for Russia and vice versa) this looks to be in direct contradiction of that agreement.

It would be interesting to get an official comment from the immigration agency.

Posted by Herbert on November 27, 2015 17:08

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Herbert, where have you been for the past 18 months? The enforcement of visa rules applies to everyone and not just Russians. The intent is to weed out people who have a history of repeated back to back tourist visas. The government wants people who are working to have the proper business visas and those who are long stay visitors to secure the appropriate visas. Repeated 30 day visas are not the right visas for business and long stay people. There are thousands of Russians in Thailand who have the correct visa and who are law abiding. They have no problems.

Posted by Ryan on November 28, 2015 08:24


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