Russian drug man arrested

national March 08, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Thai police and Interpol have tracked down and arrested a Russian wanted for conspiracy to deal in illegal drugs, the Thai News Agency reported yesterday.

Yuri Chemanov was arrested after close collaboration with Interpol, Thailand’s Interpol branch head Pol Colonel Apichart Suriboonya said. Interpol had contacted Thai authorities to help track the suspect after he fled Russia for an alleged synthetic marijuana conspiracy, a fast-working drug that cannot be detected by sniffer dogs. A tip-off led to the suspect’s arrest on Samui Island in Surat Thani.