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More foreigners rounded up for visa offences

NATIONWIDE: Police arrested 107 foreigners for visa offences and illegal entry during coordinated raids at 83 locations across the country early today (June 22).

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 22 June 2018, 02:48PM


Some of the 107 foreign nationals caught in the most recent raids aimed at foreign criminals and visa offenders are addressed by Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, as operation ‘X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ continued, early today (June 22). Photo: Cpl Soragarn Sangsai of the Tourist Police Bureau

Some of the 107 foreign nationals caught in the most recent raids aimed at foreign criminals and visa offenders are addressed by Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, as operation ‘X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ continued, early today (June 22). Photo: Cpl Soragarn Sangsai of the Tourist Police Bureau

Three Thais were also held for other offences.

The raids targeted locations in Bangkok and other provinces frequented by foreigners – 30 schools (two international schools, four language schools, 24 secondary schools) and 53 other places.

A total of 110 people were detained, three of them Thais, said Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau.

Eleven of the suspects (five from Myanmar, one each from Vietnam, Cambodia, Nigeria, Russia, Germany and England) were charged with overstaying their visas, and 92 (59 from Myanmar, 11 from Laos, nine from Cambodia, five from India, three from Vietnam, one each from Malaysia, China, Nigeria, the United States and Sweden) were charged with illegal entry.

The seven others (three from Thailand, two from Myanmar and one each from the Philippines and India) were charged with other offences, Maj Gen Surachet said.

The raids were the 15th phase of the on-going crackdown, dubbed “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner”, targeting foreign who entered the country to commit transnational crime and other crime that affects national security and Thailand’s tourist image – such as romance scammers, credit card fraud and trading in illicit drugs.

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The operations also target foreigners overstaying their visas.

Officers from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, the Patrol and Special Operation Division, the Tourist Police Bureau, the Central Investigation Bureau, the Immigration Office and Bang Rak Police Station were involved in the raids, Maj Gen Surachet said.

To date, a total of 1,517 foreign suspects have been caught at 3,799 locations across the country.

Maj Gen Surachet said the problem of foreigners entering the country illegally and overstaying their visas has gradually improved.

He asked operators of restaurants and other businesses in tourist attractions to alert authorities if they notice foreigners overstaying their visas or committing offences. They can call the tourist police Hotline 1155 around the clock.

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Kurt | 24 June 2018 - 18:56:49

How about all these thai thai school directors who employed so many foreign teachers illegally? These directors broke the law, commited thai labour and immigration laws  by employing these foreigners. Are these directors now arrested and prosecuted? or what?
No illegal foreign workers without thai bosses employing them illegally.

CaptainJack69 | 23 June 2018 - 13:24:45

There's a fine line between prosecuting "transnational crime" or protecting "national security" and Just arresting over-stayers.  To simply assume the 2 go hand-in-hand is just plain racist.  And if the goal is to "improve Thailands' tourist image"  then they need to look a lot closer to home to cure Thailands' international laughing-stock status.

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