American male and Russian female arrested for selling MDMA on Koh Phangan

January 11th about 01.00 a.m. Police Lieutenant Thanawat Sukata from Surat Thani, along with Police Lieutenant Yutthana Buayin, Deputy Chief of Staff, were planning to arrest major drug trafficker on Koh Phangan.

Police officials send an undercover spy to buy drugs from the foreigners, one male and female person.

Following the Honda motorbike undercover police officials were finally led to a parked car.

Searching the car local police found several plastic bags with MDMA about 1 gram each.

Later police officials went searching the bungalow of American National Enrico Santos Russon, 44 years old, and Miss Rimma Kubanova, 22, Russian nationality, in Moo 1 Koh Phangan.

Police officers confiscated about 145 grams of MDMA (Ecstasy), Ketamine 1,58 grams, Methamphetamine 3,78 grams, cannabis, plastic bags, digital scales and about 200.000 Thai Baht.

According to investigation the accused confessed that the MDMA drug was sold to tourists at entertainment venues around Koh Phangan.

Enrico Santos Russom and Rimma Kubanova were both charged drug possession and distribution category 1 (MDMA and Methamphetamine) under the narcotics act of Thailand.

Thank you to Thairath “ไทยแลนด์ เวรี่กู๊ด หนุ่มมะกันสาวรัสเซีย ร่วมธุรกิจค้ายาเกาะพะงัน” which was brought to us by Google Alerts.

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7 thoughts on “American male and Russian female arrested for selling MDMA on Koh Phangan

  • January 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Is it too bad in Thailand that people need drugs?

  • January 19, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Poor girl. I knew her in about 2014, when we first meet at Samui. She was so nice, we study in Thai school. She was very kind and so naive. Never think that she can get into that kind of trouble. Please, let her go back home, let her be in Russian prison insted Thai prison.

    • January 21, 2018 at 6:06 am

      It’s horrendous and am devastated for them. I’ve known Enrico for a very long time and I just hope they both get back to their own countries. My heart is with them and their families

  • January 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    The unlucky two, the police needed to show that they do something “good” instead of just ask for corruption like they always did. Thai police is the worst.

    • February 7, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Foreigners that feel entitled are the worst.
      Thai police just clean up the human garbage.
      Plenty of that gets washed into Party Island.
      If you deal drugs, keep a low profile and try being humble.
      Being loud mouthed about it will only get you this far.

  • February 10, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Damn, poor people. Dont think they immigrated with drugs so it seems like they had connections on phangan. Maybe they got tricked by them and the Thai Police just found a easy was to earn some extra Money. Does anybody know whats the penalty?

  • February 21, 2018 at 3:48 am

    They sell drugs at Guys Bar over the counter. I guess they were not paying protection money and other drug dealers set them up. If you are in business of any kind in Thailand, you need to be sure you have local cooperation.


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