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Wanted Russian suspect arrested in Nha Trang

Update: July, 10/2017 - 09:00
Bering Ekateria at the police station after being arrested. — Photo:
Viet Nam News

KHÁNH HÒA Police in the central province of Khánh Hòa arrested a Russian woman wanted by Interpol on drug-related charges.

Bering Ekateria, 47, was caught Friday at her rented apartment on Trần Phú Street of the coastal city, and handed over to the Interpol National Central Bureau in Việt Nam, police said.

The Russian national had been working at a spa in a four-star hotel on Hùng Vương Street.

According to Interpol, Ekateria and her husband were arrested by Russian security forces in September, 2013 for producing, trading and storing drugs. While out on bail, Ekateria managed to escape to Việt Nam in late 2014. Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for her in February 2015.

The Interpol bureau in Việt Nam is completing procedures to hand her over to Russian authorities. — VNS

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