Nearly Two Weeks Escape, Interpol Fugitive Arrested
Press conference for the arrest of DPO Andrew Ayer (Photo: PR of the Indonesian Police)

JAKARTA - The National Police and Immigration have succeeded in arresting Interpol fugitive Andrew Ayer alias Andrei Kovalenka. His whereabouts were unknown for about two weeks, escaping from the Class I Special Immigration Office of TPI Ngurah Rai.

"Yes, that's right. The team from the Police Headquarters, Resmob Polda Bali and the Special Immigration Class I Ngurah Rai have arrested him," said Head of Public Relations of the Police, Inspector General Argo Yuwono in his statement, Wednesday, February 24.

This Interpol fugitive, said Argo, was arrested at Villa Seminyak II, Jalan Umalas 1, North Kuta, on Wednesday, February 24 in the morning. He was arrested while with his girlfriend, Ekaterina Trubkina, who helped his escape.

"Secured together with his girlfriend without doing anything against it, he continued to take the DPO to the Immigration office," said Argo.

For information, Andrew Ayer is an Interpol fugitive who is included in the red notice. He previously served a criminal sentence at Kerobokan Class IIA Prison for a narcotics case.

After his criminal sentence ended, Andrew Ayer was handed over to the Special Class I Immigration Office of TPI Ngurah Rai on Wednesday, February 3, where he was subsequently subject to deportation and proposal to ban immigration.

However, when he was about to be moved from the Detention Room of the Special Class I Immigration Office of the Ngurah Rai TPI to the Denpasar Immigration Detention Center on Thursday, February 11, Andrew Ayer sneaked and fled.


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