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A Briton in Pattaya was slapped with a four thousand baht fine by immigration for not staying where he had said he was residing.
John Paul Withers, 38, was found to be staying in a place where he was not registered and was fined according to 1979 immigration regulations.
He was one of the latest casualties featured on the Chonburi Immigration website under the banner “Good guys in, Bad guys out”.
Immigration warned foreigners that they should stay where they have registered or would face fines. Mr.Withers was fined after immigration looked into the registration of foreigners in the Banglamung area on September 13th.
In other news a 41 year old Kyrgyzstan national called Nikita Komissarov was arrested in the lobby of the Royal Cliff Beach hotel on Friday last. He was found to have overstayed by 714 days.
He claimed that his passport was damaged and he couldn’t go home.
Two restaurants have also been the subject of arrests for having illegal workers and hiring illegal workers.
On the 19th of September 25 Cambodians were arrested at the Sense of the Sea in Jomtien for working in Thailand illegally. Owner Phanom Bandasak, 33, was taken to Na Jomtien police station for hiring them.
And on the 22nd of September The Living Bistro and Bar in Banglamung was raided and ten illegal workers were found. Owner Somchai Wongcharnsri was arrested for hiring them.