The police continue to disclose details of the Russian citizen’s escape from custody. The incident happened when Andrew Ayer was about to be transferred to the isolation ward.
Earlier, Andrew Ayer served a criminal sentence in Kerobokan prison in a drug-related case. After his criminal sentence ended, on February 3, 2021, Andrey was transferred to the Special Class I TPI Ngurah Rai Immigration Office for deportation.
On February 11, Andrew was transferred from the TPI Class I detention cell to Denpasar Immigration Detention Center (Rudenim) Ngurah Rai. The transfer was carried out due to the limited number of places of detention.
During the translation administration process, the documents were processed. On the same day, Andrew was visited by a Russian woman Ekaterina Trubkina, who, according to the police, is his wife. At some point during the paperwork, Andrew left the room under the pretext that his wife wanted to feed him.
TPI First Class Immigration Officer Ngurah Rai Putu Sudana explained that at that moment the officers did not have time to respond to the request because Andrew quickly left the office.
After a while, employees started looking for him. According to the video surveillance records in front of the office, after leaving the room, Andrew immediately ran.
“The immigration officer wanted to follow him, the table interfered with him, the table was long, and he did not move so fast. Andrew went out the door as if he wanted to see his wife, but outside he just ran away,” explained Putu Sudana.
Putu said there were 3 immigration officers in the room at the time of the incident, two of whom were in charge of escorting Andrew. At the same time, the Russian was in the office without handcuffs.
To find Andrey, the Special Class I TPI Ngurah Rai Immigration Office formed a special team. This special group is trying to find Andrey at several points, namely at the departure terminal at the Gusti Ngurah Rai international airport, as well as at the Padangbai and Gilimanuk sea ferry ports.
The Special Class I Immigration Authority TPI Ngurah Rai also coordinates with the Directorate of General Criminal Investigations (Direskrimum) of Bali Regional Police, Denpasar Police, and all police stations.
Until yesterday night, TPI Ngurah Rai Class I Immigration Office was still conducting searches. At least 150 immigration officers were sent to find Andrew Ayer.
Officers continue to search several areas in Kuta and South Kuta.
The head of the information department of the Ngurah Rai Special Class I Immigration Service, Putu Suhendra, suspects that Andrew Ayer and his wife, Yekaterina Trubkina, are still in Bali. When it was revealed that they had gone into hiding, the Class I Immigration Office in Ngurah Rai immediately coordinated with the police and closed several exits by land, sea, and air. Currently, he continued, the joint officers continue their aggressive search for the fugitives.