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    Six alleged foreign ‘gangsters’ including Russian, German, and Kazakh nationals, wan

    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 officials began investigation following complaints of a Russian couple, Evgenii and Ekaterna, who claimed that they were approached and threatened by a group of six Russian, German, and Kazakh nationals while they were at a coffee shop on September 15th.


    According to their statements, an alleged German suspect began to talk and make friends with Evgenii before threatening him to transfer three million USD in cryptocurrency, or about 112 million baht. However, Evgenii only had 58,000 USD cryptocurrency, so he, who was reportedly surrounded with the group of alleged gangsters, transferred 50,000 USD to the suspect, equivalent to 1.878 million baht.


    After making a transfer, four of them left the scene in a black van while the two others rode away on a red motorcycle. Before they left, the German suspect, who was only known to the victims as Salman Almaty, gave them a phone number, saying that he would contact them for the remaining two million USD.

    Evgenii reportedly told the police that he was stalked while he was dining out on the following day and received a call from the Telegram application two days after, asking if he could find the money yet. He then decided to report the incident and seek help from Samui police.


    Evgenii claimed he didn’t know why he was targeted and hadn’t had prior dealings with this group.


    Superintendent Pongkajorn Sukksang of Samui Police Station had ordered the investigation team to interrogate local witnesses and examine the area for evidence. Initially, the van and the motorcycle as told by the victim were caught and identified via CCTV footage. The police are currently hunting the foreign suspects down for legal proceedings.

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    Evgenii claimed he didn’t know why he was targeted
    Highly believable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Evgenii and Ekaterna
    Did they come from Lysistrata or Meno.

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    It's the way you tell 'em.


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    You haven't read the Greek classics Syb?

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

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

    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    the German suspect, who was only known to the victims as Salman Almaty
    Ah, the most typical German name


    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    You haven't read the Greek classics Syb?
    He's busy enjoying his retirement, leave him be.


    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ‘Big Joke’, the Assistant Commissioner of Police
    Nope, too easy

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