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Phuket: Russian drug suspect caught

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A fugitive Russian drug suspect has been arrested in Phuket after he used a stolen passport to enter Thailand, an officer at Phuket Immigration Office said. 

Anatoly Gural, 30, was taken from his rented house in Soi Khok Yang in tambon Rawai of Muang district for questioning on Monday night after he failed to show his passport to immigration police.

Mr Gural is wanted by Russian authorities on drug-related charges. The Russian embassy asked the Phuket Immigration Office to help track down the suspect, Pol Capt Aungkarn said. 

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