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Petchaburi Brit tops the overstay list in latest crackdown on foreign criminals

A 70 year old British pensioner was named at the top of the list of overstaying foreigners in the 15th “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” nationwide crime sweep.

Under the auspices of crime buster Maj-Gen Surachet “Big Joke” Hakpal in cooperation with other agencies, the Tourist Police Bureau announced the arrest of 110 foreign undesirables in 83 raids throughout the country.

People were busted for running romance scams, skimming operations, drug running and overstaying their welcome.

Top of the list of 11 overstaying was 70 year old Colin Michael Laverack who was living in Petchaburi.

He had been here 187 days over his visa, ahead of a Vietnamese on 165 days and a Myanmar national in third place.

A total of five came from Myanmar and one each from Vietnam, the UK, Cambodia, Germany, Nigeria and Russia.

Some 92 people were arrested for illegal entry with Myanmar leading the way with 59 cases. There were 11 from Laos, 9 from Cambodia, 5 Indians, 3 Vietnamese and one each from Malaysia, China, Nigeria the US and Sweden.

Seven others including three Thais were arrested on other charges.

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