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Russian extortion suspect nabbed in Chon Buri

Immigration Police have arrested a Russian national who fled extortion charges and set up home in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district.

Immigration Division 3 chief Pol Maj-General Kriengsak Arunsrisopon told the press that suspect Dmitry Ishmukhametov allegedly used a false Czech passport under the name Dmitry Lemba to enter Thailand. He was nabbed outside a property showroom in tambon Nong Preu for questioning.

Initial investigation shows that the suspect entered Thailand in October two years ago over the Thai-Malaysia border, allegedly to run a property business in Pattaya. He was initially charged with passport forgery and using a fake passport. Further investigation showed that he also had a fake work permit to hold an executive position in a Bt60-million property firm, police say.

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