Polda succeeded with the Police Headquarters Team together with the Bali Regional
Polda succeeded with the Police Headquarters Team together with the Bali Regional Police Resmob Subdit, and Special Immigration Class I Ngurah Rai in arresting an Interpol fugitive from Russia, named Andrew Ayer alias Andrei Kovalenka, at Villa Seminyak II, Jalan Umalas 1, North Kuta, Wednesday (24/2) early days.
Currently, the Bali Police are investigating the involvement of Andrew’s girlfriend, Ekaterina Trubkina, in connection with the suspicion of helping Interpol fugitives escape from the Special Class I Immigration Office of TPI Ngurah Rai, last Thursday (11/2).
“What is suspected and meant in this case is that his partner (Ekaterina) will apply Article 221 Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code. This is related to help avoiding investigations and so on,” said Director of General Criminal Investigation (Dirkrimum) of the Bali Police, Kombes Pol Djuhandani Rahardjo Puro when met at the office Immigration Ngurah Rai, Bali, Wednesday (24/2).
He said he would carry out further investigations and see whether Ekaterina Trubkina’s actions were categorized as hiding the perpetrators and so on. “Because currently the red notice comes from Russia, we will study Article 221 Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code with the threat of a penalty as high as nine months. With this threat we do not carry out detention,” he said.
Kombes Djuhandani said Ekaterina Trubkina was the partner of Interpol fugitive Andre Ayer, but they were not officially husband and wife. In addition, Ekaterina is believed to have played a role in preparing and planning the process of Andrew Ayer’s escape.
Furthermore, Kombes Dujandani said that related to the financing of the two while in Bali and when Andrew fled, the police were still investigating. (jajang / indra / henri / pn)