Chatham County authorities have arrested a Canadian, and former Fugitive Files suspect who has been on the run since 2012.
Anton Barimayev, 27 of Toronto, was identified by Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) as a drug dealer who was locally manufacturing large amounts of methamphetamine.
Undercover agents in 2012 were able to purchase cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs from Barimayev. According to CNT, as the investigation was coming to a close, agents determined Barimayev was no longer in the area.
They learned he was a Ukraine native in the U.S. on a Canadian visa and believed he returned to Canada.
CNT obtained “a large number” of warrants for Barimayev and worked with U.S. Marshals to locate him. He was located in Toronto in mid-2017 where he remained in custody.
According to CNT, he was being held on CNT charges and by the United States of Immigration.
“In the past two weeks, CNT has arrested two fugitives outside the United States. I believe this sends a clear message that CNT, its law enforcement partners, and the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office will not stop until we have our person in custody,” said CNT Director Everett Ragan in a statement. “I thank the Canadian authorities for their assistance and thank the United States Marshals for their continued partnership.”
Barimayev is the 246th suspect arrested after being profiled on Fugitive Files