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Thailand’s Tourist Police Arrest 50 Foreigners for Illegal Entry and Overstaying Visa




BANGKOK – Thailand’s 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 foreigner roundup 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  and illegal entry into the Kingdom.

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.