Finnish man arrested in Thailand over selling hormone

(Photo: Immigration Bureau’s website)

On June 26, Thailand’s Immigration police together with the International Affairs Officer for the Nordic countries and other involved officers arrested a Finnish man Aki Petri Johannes Vartiainen, 39, who has a warrant in his home country for possessing drug and selling illicit hormone.

As per a request from the Finnish Police, Vartiainen was sentenced to two-years and 12 days in prison for possessing drug and selling illicit hormone.

Vartiainen had been selling growth hormone to his customers while he was working as a body-building trainer in Finland.

According to the police, Vartiainen Fled to Thailand on June 26 with Non-Immigrant Visa (NON-90).

The police has revoked his permission for staying in Thailnad and restrained Vartianen in order to send him back to Finland.

As reported by Nationmultimedia, the police said at the press conference that “the biometric technology at international airports was not yet fully linked and immigration police still had to use other detection methods.”

The biometric system and all related records are expected to be effectively functioned at checkpoints by August.

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Journalist • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok Thailand

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