Seoul Notified Moscow About Arrest of Russian Citizen at US Request, Embassy Says
© AP Photo / Lee Jin-manPolice officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) stand guard during a rally in Seoul, South Korea
© AP Photo / Lee Jin-man
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea notified Russia about the arrest of a Russian national suspected of cyber fraud in the United States, the Russian embassy in Seoul said on Friday.
"A notice about the arrest of the citizen was sent to the Embassy as per the standard procedure. During the period of the suspect's stay in a pre-trial detention center in Seoul and the consideration of the extradition request by a South Korean court, the consular officers maintained constant contact with him, with his relatives and friends, managed his correspondence and provided other necessary consular assistance," an embassy representative said.
A Seoul court granted the US appeal to extradite the Russian national, who was transported to Atlanta, Georgia on 15 October, the representative noted.
"Further assistance to the Russian citizen and contacts with American law enforcement agencies will continue in the United States," the embassy added.
On May 25, a Russian citizen was arrested in South Korea on suspicion of committing fraud online in the US, the embassy said.
On Thursday, the US Department of Justice reported that South Korea had extradited Russian citizen Vladimir Dunaev, who faces up to 60 years in jail for cybercrimes.