Thursday, October 2, 2014   

'Retired' mafia leader arrested in Thailand
(06-25 14:02)

Thai police have arrested a Russian mafia gang leader wanted back home for his alleged involvement in scores of killings and other criminal activities since 1995.
Police Gen. Wut Liptapanlop says the mafia boss, Alexander Matusov, was arrested on Monday in front of a supermarket in Thailand's eastern seaside town of Sattahip in Chonburi province.
A Russian diplomat in Bangkok said Wednesday that Matusov's network "Chelkovo'' was active from 1995 to 2009 and was notorious for killings, extortion and kidnaps in Moscow and St. Petersburg areas.
Wut said the 52-year-old first entered Thailand in 2009 and left before returning on a fake Armenian passport. He said Matusov had been living in Thailand on a retirement visa.
Thai immigration police have revoked his visa and are pushing for his deportation. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
New Interpol complex in Singapore to boost fight against cyber crime (09-30 15:32)
Man kicked to death in row over Japan noodle shop seat (09-30 15:18)
Canada demands Google, Netflix data, sets deadline: reports (09-30 14:12)
No Japan volcano rescue Tuesday amid fears of new eruption (09-30 14:10)
Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola (09-30 12:04)
Islam-linked US beheading suspect to be charged (09-30 10:30)
SKorea ferry runs aground, all 109 rescued (09-30 10:29)
Spain files challenge to Catalonia independence vote (09-29 19:04)
War crimes court hears Karadzic closing arguments (09-29 16:22)
Two dead in decompression chamber in Japan spa (09-29 15:22)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.