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11 Russians among 15 foreigners facing deportation for working illegally

PHUKET: Eleven Russians are among 15 foreigners who are facing deportation after being arrested for working illegally at an outlet in Chalong that specialises in traditional Thai herbs and medicines and targets Russian-speaking customers.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 07:45PM


All 15 foreigners were caught working illegally without a work permit at the Erawadee store in Chalong. Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

All 15 foreigners were caught working illegally without a work permit at the Erawadee store in Chalong. Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

The foreigners** were arrested at the Erawadee outlet on Chao Fa West Rd just south of Wat Chalong (see main website here) during a raid carried out by Phuket Tourist Police and Phuket Immigration Police last Wednesday (Feb 20).

The raid followed police receiving a complaint about the outlet just a few days earlier, Capt Ekkachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police told The Phuket News today (Feb 26).

All 15 were found working illegally at the store, he said.

All 15 suspects arrested were taken to Chalong Police Station and charged with working illegally without a permit, Capt Ekkachai said.
“They all confessed to the charge,” he said.

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However, all 15 were held at Chalong Police Station until they were presented at Phuket Provincial Court today, Capt Ekkachai said.

“Now they are being held in detention at Phuket Immigration while they are processed for deportation and have their names added to the Immigration blacklist,” he said.


*The names of all 15 suspects were removed from this article after The Phuket News confirmed on Feb 28 that police will be charging Erawadee with deceiving people to work without a work permit, making all 15 also victims of a crime themselves.

 

 

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Nasa12 | 27 February 2019 - 12:49:35

Well well and tho owner are ?.

Mj | 27 February 2019 - 11:10:25

and do not forget to close the store as they hire people without WP

Asterix | 26 February 2019 - 20:33:04

On the Russian website, when translated in English, they have the same businesses in Bangkok and Pattaya but no report of any arrests....

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