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63 foreigners arrested in nationwide crackdown

May 04. 2018
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By The Nation

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In a weekly nationwide search, 63 foreigners were arrested on Thursday night as tourist police joined forces with other police agencies.

Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpa said five were arrested for overstaying their visa – one Lao, one Indian, one Vietnamese, one Russian and one Myanmarese – in the 10th X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner Operation.

At a 2am press conference at the Huay Kwang police station, the deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau said 51 were arrested for unlawful entry to the Kingdom. They are 30 from Myanmars, 10 Cambodians, eight Laotians, one Indian, one Vietnamese, and one Sierra Leonean.

Surachet said seven others were arrested on other charges – two Nigerians, two Indians, one Chinese, one Myanmarese and one Ghanaian.

He said police searched about 125 locations, including seven international schools, 15 language schools and 56 ordinary schools.

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