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35 foreigners nabbed for visa offences

NATIONWIDE: Thirty-five foreigners have been arrested for visa offences and illegal entry during coordinated raids on 62 locations across the country earlier today (July 25).

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 06:28PM


Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, talks to a group of foreign suspects caught during coordinated raids in the early hours of today (July 25). Photo: Tourist Police Bureau

Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, talks to a group of foreign suspects caught during coordinated raids in the early hours of today (July 25). Photo: Tourist Police Bureau

Police teams from several units raided 62 targeted locations in Bangkok and other provinces, including three language schools and 11 secondary schools, said Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau.

Nine of the 35 suspects – six from India, one each from China, Cameroon and Germany – were charged with overstaying their visas.

Among the nine, German national Eugen Karl Mullerschon, 60, was caught in Trang for overstaying for 7,059 days. Cameroon national George Elvis Nkwi Nkwain, 34, was nabbed in Lopburi for overstaying his visa for 1,726 days, and one of the Indian nationals, Vinod Yadav, 26, was caught in Bangkok for overstaying his visa for 1,295 days, said Maj Gen Surachate.

Another 25 suspects from Laos (7), Myanmar (5), India (5), Cambodia (4), Syria (1), Egypt (1), Yemen (1), and Uganda (1) were charged with illegal entry. The remaining Indian suspect was charged with an undisclosed offence.

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The string of raids today were the 18th of the on-going crackdown, dubbed ‘X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ targeting foreign criminals entering the country under the guise of tourists to carry out crimes that affected national security and tourism image such as romance scams, credit card skimming gangs.

To date, a total of 1,757 suspects have been arrested and 4,009 targeted locations searched across the country, said the TPB deputy chief.

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Jor12 | 29 July 2018 - 12:04:05

Simple...just go back.

Christy Sweet | 27 July 2018 - 09:16:55

Meanwhile, us law abiding aliens are further harassed with the ridiculous TM 30 requirements, "Leave your home for one night  and you must report back to Immigration with all paperwork in hand  to  re report your home address, "  confirmed by 3 officials and 2 volunteers  just this past week.  DO NOT RETIRE HERE TOO MUCH HASSLE     

CaptainJack69 | 26 July 2018 - 11:27:57

Wow, nearly 20 years overstay! That's impressive.

Of course you could argue that teaching languages is doing little to "damage Thailand's image", your average Thai speaking such clear and precise English (LOL).  But hey, we all know foreigners can't be trusted.... right?

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