Russian fugitive makes Houdini-like escape from Bali police station but is later found hiding in a ditch covered with leaves
- A Russian drug suspect who was arrested in Bali escaped while handcuffed
- He was being held at a police bureau when he escaped out of the bathroom
- Nearly two days later he was found by locals hiding in a ditch covered in grass
- He’s been taken back into custody, accused of importing DMT type narcotics
A Russian man has made a Houdini-like escape from police custody in Bali while his hands and legs were in handcuffs.
Andrei Spiridonov, 35, was arrested last week in Indonesia over alleged drug importing, but escaped in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He told officers at Bali Police Logistics Bureau he needed the bathroom before making his escape through the ventilation system.
Spiridonov was discovered hiding in a ditch two days later, Coconuts Bali reported.
A Russian drug suspect managed to flee a Bali police station while his hands and legs were handcuffs and escaped out of the bathroom, and was later found by locals hiding in a grass-covered ditch
After Spiridonov escaped officers found his handcuffs in the bathroom on the second floor of Bali Police Logistics Bureau.
‘The officer who waited outside the restroom heard a “buk” sound,’ Grand Commissioner Hengky Widjaja said, Detik reported.
Russian national Andrei Spiridonov, 35, was escorted by a police officer to the bathroom of a police station while his arms and legs were still handcuffed, but managed to escape out through the ventilation
Officials found out later that Spiridonov had jumped out through the bathroom’s ventilation.
On Sunday night after nearly two days on the ‘run’, local residents informed the drug unit that fugitive was hiding hours away in a ditch in Tohpati Village east of Denpasar.
After undergoing a medical check up at a local hospital, Spiridonov was brought to Bali Police Drug Unit’s headquarters for further investigation.
Spiridonov – who reportedly works as a psychologist – was initially arrested on Tuesday last week for allegedly importing N-Dimethyltrytamine (DMT) type narcotics.
He had ordered the illegal hallucinogenic narcotic online and had it delivered from the Netherlands, Coconuts Bali reported.
Spiridonov – who reportedly works as a psychologist – was initially arrested on Tuesday last week for allegedly importing N-Dimethyltrytamine (DMT) type narcotics