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Crime boss being deported by Thailand to Russia

By The Siberian Times reporter
03 July 2015

Dimitry Rodionov, 38, wanted for 'grand larceny' and is a leader of a mafia syndicate operating in the Russian Far East.

'Rodionov was wanted on an Interpol red notice and the Russian government had cancelled his passport.'  Picture: Ministry of Internal Affairs in Far Eastern Federal District

Thai police seized Rodionov on the island of Phuket on 10 June, and he is now being extradited to Russia, it has emerged. From Vladivostok, he crime syndicate in the Far East of Russia specialised in  large-scale fraud and theft.

'Rodionov was wanted on an Interpol red notice and the Russian government had cancelled his passport,' a source at Interpol Thailand told The Phuket News.

Phuket Immigration Police received a warrant for Rodionov's arrest on May 21. He was in custody less than three weeks later.

'We are currently in the process of deporting Rodionov,' the Interpol officer confirmed.

The gang posed as freight agents, stealing the cargo on delivery. 

Dmitry Rodionov

'It is believed that the group was involved in various grave crimes including extortion, armed robberies, vehicle thefts and more.' Picture: pattayathailand.ru

'The gang included a special support unit with armed fighters experienced in firearms and trained in martial arts,' reported The Phuket News. 'It is believed that the group was involved in various grave crimes including extortion, armed robberies, vehicle thefts and more.

'All the group members were arrested in February 2012, with Rodionov being the only one to escape. In March 2014 an international arrest warrant was issued, but until this year police were unable to identify his location.'

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Just another Mafia mob who got too greedy on the job. Sob, Sob, Sob.
Jaker, Dundalk
04/07/2015 08:52
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