BANGKOK, October 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russian citizen Andrei Tsirp, who was on the wanted persons list in Russia on the charges of theft and blackmailing, was found dead Monday morning in Bangkok, Head of the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok, Vladimir Sosnov told RIA Novosti on Monday.
"Tsirp, detained in Pattaya, has been lately held in the infirmary of the immigration police in Bangkok. Yesterday morning, the security guards of the infirmary found him lying unconscious in the cell and called the doctor," Sosnov said.
"The doctors diagnosed a cardiac arrest and significant digestive disorder.… The doctors also diagnosed the failure of Tsirp's right cerebral hemisphere and heart which could not operate without equipment. This morning, Tsirp died without regaining consciousness," he added.
Medical examination and investigation are to be carried out concerning the Tsirp case, the diplomat added.
The Thai police arrested Tsirp on October 2 in Thailand for visa regime violation and bribery when he tried to offer some $25,000 in the local currency for his release. The Russian Embassy earlier requested Thai authorities to locate and arrest the man so he could be returned to Russia to face his charges.