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Foreigners arrested in Patong for overstay

PHUKET: Phuket Immigration officers have arrested two foreigners in Patong for overstaying in the country. One of the foreigners had been illegally staying in Thailand for nearly nine years.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 27 December 2022, 06:01PM

The two foreigners were arrested at a location on Phra Braamee Rd yesterday (Dec 26), officials reported.

One the two arrested was named by Phuket Immigration as Indian national Anil Dutt, 44, who had overstayed in Thailand 1,322 days ‒ that is, more than three years and seven months,

The other foreigner arrested was named as Pakistan national Anjum Raza, 35, who had illegally stayed in the country 3,270 days ‒ that is, more than eight years and 11 months.

Both were taken to Patong Police Station and charged with illegally staying in the country, and now face deportation under the ‘Good guys in, Bad guys out’ policy of the Immigration Bureau.

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harald | 29 December 2022 - 10:14:10

Kurt, you're really lucky that the policemen in chalong, who are also reading along here, who know you, know you're from the USA, know your real name, know where you live, are "still" too lazy to report you to immigration because of ongoing immigration and police bashing here. found this out yesterday while talking to 2 police officers there:-D

Pooliekev | 28 December 2022 - 15:28:21

@Kurt. Have you checked your permission to stay recently? Be careful bandying the pejoratives around. 

Kurt | 28 December 2022 - 10:44:51

JohnC, is calling a overstayer a scumbag not a bit to much, as this is all just based on backwarded Immigration laws? Obviously not funtioning as well with present immigration officers (not) doings to handle their own procedures?

Kurt | 28 December 2022 - 09:55:34

As a immigration officer you must be very thick skinned and dumb to be willing with 4 (!) to stand for a photo with  'overstays' of 3 till 9 years. Incompetence unlimited.

maverick | 28 December 2022 - 09:53:46

johnc@ easy enough for people to move around enough unscrupulous landlords out there that wont report them I am aware of at least 2 overstayers in Chalong........

JohnC | 28 December 2022 - 09:13:40

Why does it take immigration so long to find these scumbags. Surely they have known for a long time already about them!

Kurt | 28 December 2022 - 08:32:26

And during both long periods of overstay was there no bell ringing at Immigration office? Or was it  just laziness/incompetence? At least they don't run their administration as it should be.


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