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Thousands of “Visa Overstay” Arrested in Thailand after Immigration Sweep

Wearing shirts that say 'detainee,' foreign nationals accused of being in the country illegally were displayed Sunday at the immigration police headquarters in Bangkok. Photo Khaosod

Wearing shirts that say ‘detainee,’ foreign nationals accused of being in the country illegally were displayed Sunday at the immigration police headquarters in Bangkok. Photo Khaosod

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BANGKOK – More than 9,000 foreigners were busted for illegally entering the country – four of them wanted by Interpol – during a week long police crackdown that finished Sunday, October 25.

Police said of the 9,265 foreigners napped, 9038 had been charged with violating the Immigration Act 1979, 18 for violating the Criminal Code and 209 were charged in accordance with other laws.

The arrests include Kristina Monka, 23, a Russian wanted by Interpol on fraud charges, was arrested on Wednesday.

Grigory Lyaskov, 24, a Russian wanted by Interpol on fraud charges, was arrested along with Kristina.

Working as a bank manager in Russia, it is alleged Kristina transferred 4 million baht (US$112,000) from a client’s account to her secret account and 945,000 baht ($26,500) to Grigory’s account.

Russian police issued arrest warrants and cancelled their passports and sought Interpol’s help in arresting them.

Immigration Bureau police arrested them in Pattaya.

Agborbelle Mkpot Etah, 32 and Chanceline Ngenwie, 28, Cameroon nationals wanted by police for fabricating documents, were arrested on Saturday.

Police said both hired Cameroon nationals in Khon Kaen to fabricate documents supposedly linked to an educational institute in Khon Kaen.

The duo claimed they taught at the institute and sought permission to further their stay in Thailand.

Agborbelle was arrested in Bangkok and Chanceline in Khon Kaen.

Minwoo Cho, 34, a South Korean wanted by South Korean police for alleged illegal online gambling, was arrested on Friday.

Police found Minwoo at a massage shop in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district that he operated.

Myo Kyi, 47, a Myanmar national wanted for allegedly using a fake Ranong immigration checkpoint stamp was arrested on Monday at Suvarnabhumi Airport. – See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/26/thousands-foreigners-charged-illegally-entering-thailand.html#sthash.MNXCJ2Wg.dpuf

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