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Ugandan females arrested on Bangla Rd for Phuket overstays

PHUKET: Two Ugandan women have been arrested on Bangla Rd in Phuket’s main entertainment hub Patong after it was found they had overstayed their visas.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 21 July 2018, 12:44PM

The two Ugandan women were arrested on Phuket’s famed walking street Bangla Rod in Patong. Photo: The Phuket News / File

The two Ugandan women were arrested on Phuket’s famed walking street Bangla Rod in Patong. Photo: The Phuket News / File

However, no details on how long the women had overstayed or how they managed to fund their stays has been forthcoming.

Patong Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Jessada Sangsuree confirmed the arrest of the two women following a report titled ‘Suppressing Human Trafficking and Alien Overstaying’ being issued on Thursday (July 19) and addressed to Patong Police Chief Col Anocha Jindamane.

The report noted that Patong Police officers Lt Nikorn Chuthong and Lt Narubodin Pangsenson had placed two women under arrest while the officers were on patrol and “checking areas” along Bangla Rd.

The two women were named as Shaniyah Nyongonga, 31, and Latifah Hazziwa, 28.


Nyongonga was arrested and charged for illegally staying in the country after her permit-to-stay had expired, while Hazziwa was arrested and charged for illegally entering the country and for staying in the country without permission.

“We are worried that more and more women are coming here to Phuket, especially Patong, and are doing the same like this,” Col Jessada guardedly told The Phuket News.

“The same is happening in other areas like Pattaya,” he added.

“They arrive as if on a vacation, but stay longer,” he said.



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malczx7r | 23 July 2018 - 12:22:44

Strange how a local reporter can see all the Hookers but the police who patrol there every day can't!  Well not until it's posted on FB and then they have to do their job!

Kurt | 22 July 2018 - 16:25:40

If Patong Col Jessada is so worried, as he said, why are the black women (I mention colour as it is easy to notice in Patong) still there? Why he allows they work illegal in the oldest profession of the world? Are the brown uniforms just collecting brown envelopes from the black women? Colours almost matching. :-) 

JSombra | 22 July 2018 - 00:19:54

2 day crack down in reaction to local Thai reporter doing 4am Facebook live report from Bangla showing all the african hookers. 
Most taken to local station at end of Bangla and back out 10 mins later (only checking visas maybe?)

Now early part of night they are keeping lower profile but back out in force from 3am

In a week they will be sitting on tables on main street drinking a coke an ho

malczx7r | 21 July 2018 - 16:55:33

Of course they stay longer, RTP hardly ever do their job, most people can see these people working illegally, maybe if RTP weren't busy counting then they'd see it too!

Kurt | 21 July 2018 - 15:04:56

..."They arrive as if on a vacation, but stay longer"...
The understatement of the day.

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