I read about that Russian arrest, 5 days ago. The only thing that surprised me from the story that the immigration officer refused to take 700,000 baht bribe from Andrei Tsirp. I said to myself, what is going on in Thailand now. Thai police doesn’t need “Tea money” no more.
Today, I read that Andrei Tsirp had died of a cardiac arrest and significant digestive disorder. The guy looked young and healthy to me. I am sure the 700,000 baht is still there and the millions, he extorted from Russia is still there.
On October the 2nd a Russian apprehended on Soi 6 off Pratanak Road on charges of theft and blackmailing in Russia. Andrei Tsirp had been living in Pattaya pretending to be a student on a visa that had run out in September.
The man was taken to the local immigration office for questioning where he reportedly offered the police a 700,000 baht bribe. He was then taken into custody while arrangements were being made to transfer him to Bangkok and then deport him back to Russia to face charges of assault and robbery in Russia.
Early in the morning the security guards at the detention center found Andrei lying unconscious in the cell and called for a doctor. The doctors arrived at the scene and concluded that Andrei Tsirp had died of a cardiac arrest and significant digestive disorder.