Russian Interpol fugitive, Andrew Ayer alias Andrei Kovalenko, escaped from the Class I Immigration Office for TPI Ngurah Rai, Bali, on Thursday (11/2), at 13:20 WITA.
“Andrew fled during the administrative process of moving from the Class I Special Immigration Office of the Ngurah Rai TPI to the Denpasar Immigration Detention Center, after being visited by his female colleague, Ekaterina Trubkina,” said Head of Information and Communication for Immigration Class I Special TPI Ngurah Rai Putu Suhendra Tresnadita on Saturday (13/2).
Andrew is an Interpol fugitive who is included in the red notice list. The owner of the passport number 7536xx previously served a criminal sentence at Kerobokan Class IIA Prison for illegal drugs cases.
After his criminal sentence ended, Andrew was handed over to the Special Class I Immigration Office of TPI Ngurah Rai last Sunday (3/2) and was subsequently subject to Deportation Immigration Administration Action and proposed ban.
However, Andrew fled when he was about to be moved, due to the limited detention space that was owned by the Special Class I Immigration Office of TPI Ngurah Rai.
Suhendra explained that after visiting his female colleagues, Andrew underwent a re-examination by the officers. However, during the inspection process, the person concerned sneaked out of the examination room and fled.
“Three officers were guarding it at that time, but during administration, they all sat down to take fingerprints and other information,” he explained.
Suhendra admitted that there were immigration officers’ negligence regarding the escape from the Russian Interpol fugitive.