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50 foreigners arrested in weekly crackdowns

Jun 16. 2018
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By The Nation

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The Tourist police joined forces with other police agencies to search 87 areas around the country on Friday night and arrested 50 foreigners, mostly for overstaying their visa and sneaking into the Kingdom without documents.

Deputy Tourist Police chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal held a press conference at 2am at the Bang Lamphu roundabout to announce the results of the weekly operation.

He said 17 foreigners – four Indians, three Vietnamese, three Nigerian, two French, one Russian, one Guinea national, one Gambian, one Ivory Coast national, and one Lesotho national – were arrested for overstaying their visas ,

He said 31 others were arrested for entering the Kingdom without documents. They comprised 11 Cambodians, six Indians, six Lao, four Myanmar, three Vietnamese, and one Nigerian.

Surachet added that two Myanmar were arrested for failing to report to the authorities of their presence in the Kingdom within the deadline.

A Thai was also arrested for providing shelter to illegal immigrants, Surachet said.

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