BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Four Koreans arrested in Phuket, one wanted by Interpol for child porn

Four Koreans arrested in Phuket, one wanted by Interpol for child porn

PHUKET: Four South Korean men have been arrested at a Phuket housing estate for working in the country without a work permit, Phuket Immigration announced today (Jan 5). One of the four men arrested was wanted on an Interpol notice for distributing child pornography.

crimeimmigrationpolice
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 5 January 2021, 05:54PM


The arrests were announced by Phuket Immigration through a statement issued today.

The Immigration Bureau had received a request from the Embassy of Republic of Korea to investigate the four men who were reported as staying in Phuket and working illegally, the statement explained.

Phuket Immigration officers tracked the men to a house at the Phuket Villa Kathu housing estate.

Officers, armed with a warrant, raided the house at about 4:30pm last Tuesday (Dec 29) and found the men working online trading cryptocurrencies.

The four Korean men were named as Kang Mingu, Chul Jae Jung, Min Joo Won and Kim Hyun Su.

Kang Mingu was wanted on an Interpol for distributing child pornography, the Phuket Immigration statement noted.

Internal - Phuket News TV

Officers also found a loan agreement document at the scene, providing evidence that the men had operated a loan operation and charged rates of interest exceeding the maximum legal rate, the statement added.

Also seized as evidence were six laptop computers, 10 computer monitors, electronic equipment, bankbooks and the loan contract document, Phuket Immigration also noted in their report.

Officers are now investigating further and gathering more evidence, including questioning witnesses, in order to proceed with charges against the four men, the Phuket Immigration said.

All four will be charged with working illegally in the country, and Kang Mingu will face an additional charge of entering and staying in the country illegally, the report noted.

Kang had overstayed his permit to stay by more than 253 days, Phuket Immigration explained.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 06 January 2021 - 10:18:53

Was address of the 4 Korean not registered with Phuket Immigration? No 90 day reports? Were there really 253 long days no alarm bells ringing in Phuket Town Immigration Office? Well, great initiative of Korean Government.

Capricornball | 05 January 2021 - 23:01:30

Good catch!...congrats to Phuket Immigration officers.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

@foot the districts that have spoken out on the subject Patong, Chalong, and Phuket Town have stated...(Read More)


Survey highlights tourism concerns

Thailand's tourism industry was successful in spite of all the foolish things its "experts&...(Read More)


Patong, Phuket Town join push for free COVID vaccinations for all residents

It's a real shame that the local governments care more about it's residents than Bangkok. @...(Read More)


Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

The explanation/expectation of how this year Covid-19 wise will work out for Phuket is a 'lose ...(Read More)


Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

"By that time, the 70% of the population on Phuket is to be vaccinated for the disease." ...(Read More)


Patong, Phuket Town join push for free COVID vaccinations for all residents

Svcoquette, guess that foreign residents have to show business/retirement visa in passport + person...(Read More)


Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

Greed ahead of common sense why would Phuket allow tourism from the anywhere north of Chumpon when d...(Read More)


Deadliest catch: Recycling Thailand’s ‘ghost’ fishing nets

Great initiatives/doings! But prevention is better than curing. I still advocate again that Thai Ma...(Read More)


Phuket protected forest encroachment to be handed to DSI

Wow Kurt ! At 02.48 you are still determined to post such a "brilliant "comment. Life in...(Read More)


Patong, Phuket Town join push for free COVID vaccinations for all residents

Will the foreigners, like us, who came on tourist VISAs and are now stuck here be able to get the va...(Read More)