Russian mafia suspects rounded up, mostly in Pattaya

Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoonthorn (right) talks to Aleksandr Danilov from Russia during a press briefing on Monday at the Immigration Bureau. Other foreigners shown at the event are (from left) Amine Chanekar from Morocco, and two Russians -- Anton Filippov and Mikhail Kriventsov. (Photo by Pawat Laopaisarntaksin)

Four Russians suspected to be mafia gang members have been arrested by police who charged them with illegally staying in the country.

They were among 14 foreigners caught in separate anti-crime operations orchestrated by the Immigration Bureau. Others included two more Russians, one Ukrainian, one Belarusian, four Uzbeks, one Morrocan and one Iranian.

Most were nabbed in Pattaya and the bureau made the announcement at a briefing on Monday.

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