Businessman Sergei Polonsky, who was put on the international wanted peoples list by Russia, has been detained in Cambodia by the police, who likely used weapons, Rossiya 24 television has reported.
"The operation to arrest Sergei Polonsky has been completed. He was detained based on an order issued by Interpol. He has just passed by me. He was handcuffed," a Rossiya 24 television journalist has reported.
"Polonsky was able to say that the police had used weapons during his detention. He said shots had been fired in his direction,' the journalist said.
Russia charged Polonsky in absentia on June 14 with fraud in the construction of an apartment block. Detectives said he "stole over 5.7 billion rubles from investors in the Kutuzovskaya Milya apartment block project." More than 80 citizens were acknowledged as victims.
The Moscow Tverskoy Court ordered his arrest in absentia and it was announced during the court session that Polonsky had been placed on the international most wanted list. The businessman believes the charges against him are ungrounded.
Polonsky said in an address to Interpol recently posted on Facebook that he is "ready to respond as a suspect or an accused in his location on Koh de Kul island near Sihanoukville, the Kingdom of Cambodia.
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