Province extradites suspect to Russia

Updated: 2012-07-26 20:26


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HARBIN - Police in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province have extradited a suspect to Russia at the request of Russian authorities, the first such case between the two sides.

The extradition took place at China's Heihe Port a week ago between police and judicial officials from Heilongjiang and Russia's Amur region, a statement issued Thursday by the Heilongjiang Provincial Department of Public Security said.

The Russian suspect, Mger Grigoryan, had fled to the Heilongjiang provincial capital of Harbin after he defrauded two Russian companies of more than 5.7 million roubles ($175,000) and 130,000 kg of rice in November 2004.

Chinese police detained the suspect in 2010 at the request of Russian authorities, the statement said.