UPDATE: Kazakhstani man allegedly involved in extorting Russian for crypto currency on Samui Island arrested in Chonburi

Surat Thani –

A Kazakhstani citizen who was allegedly involved in extorting a Russian man for crypto currency on Samui Island was arrested in Chonburi.

Our previous story:

A group of alleged foreign “gangsters” was wanted by Samui Police on Monday, September 26th, after reportedly threatening and extorting a Russian man for crypto currency.

The latest report yesterday (September 28th) from relevant police jurisdictions reported that law enforcement has arrested one of the suspects in Chonburi who was named by police only as Mr. ANDREY, 37, a Kazakh national. Seized from him was a black minivan. He was taken back to the Koh Samui Police station for further investigation.

‘Big Joke’, the Assistant Commissioner of Police Surachet Hakpal is personally going to Samui Island to investigate the incident.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for four year. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.