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Four Turkish men arrested for illegally operating paragliding business on Koh Samui

Four Turkish men have been arrested on Koh Samui for illegalling operating a parasailing and paragliding business on Koh Samui.

The men were arrested on Friday after tourist police officers received video footage taken by locals which showed the paragliding taking place on Lamai beach, and which it was said could be a danger to people on the beach.

The four men named as Mr Cenk Kuru, Mr Erdogan Sansli, Mr Necdet Kara and Mr Aziz Alkan, admitted to running the paragliding business and told police they earned up to 4,000 baht per ride.

While Mr Kuru was found to have a work permit, the reason for employment stated showed a different occupation to the one he was actually doing.

OBN News reported that the other men were charged for not having a work permit.

The men were also found to not have a valid boating license nor did they have a license for the boat itself.

Police have now seized the boat and all the equipment and in the process of preparing a legal case against the four men.

Thai VisaOBN News

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