The unit, led by Labor office chief, Suthipong Saisakares; deputy chief for Provincial Defence Administration, Mr Jiradet Burarak; Tourism Developer from the office Tourism and Guide Registration Office, Sgt Kittisak Na Rangsi and others officials arrested the three foreign men at the Asia Amari Pier in Rassada at 10am yesterday.
The three men, Arleang 30, and Arming, 31, from Myanmar and Mr Sorntong Saelee, 30, of unknown nationality, were arrested while leading a tour group.
Mr Jiradet explained “We received an order from Vice Governor Prajiad Aksornthamakul to check this area for illegal workers, and as soon as we arrived at 10am we noticed three men leading Chinese tourists to buy tickets for a tour boat. They were acting as guides for the group.
“After monitoring them for a while, we approached them and asked to see their identification cards and work permits,” he said.
“Arleang and Arming had ID cards but no work permits, Sorntong had neither,” he added.
All three were taken to Phuket City Police Station to face the charges of working illegally as a tour guide and working in Thailand without a permit.