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Big Joke’s latest crackdown on foreigners – but has the fanfare run out of noise?

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Crime buster Surachet Hakpal was in Nana in Bangkok early this morning announcing the results of the latest crackdown on illegal foreigners.

Big Joke's latest crackdown on foreigners - but has the fanfare run out of noise? | News by Samui TimesBut the figures showed that the 18th “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” drive may have run out of steam.

Billed as a crackdown on such things as marriage scams, drugs and other serious crime there were no reported arrests in this regard.

The deputy commissioner of the tourist police bureau said that 62 places had been raided nationwide resulting in 35 arrests of foreigners.

Nine of those arrested were on overstay , 25 had entered illegally and there was one solitary Indian who was neither, reported Thai Rath.

A large entourage of Region 1 cops joined the Major General along with drugs suppression cops, 191 special branch and the Lumpini force at the Nana Plaza Hotel in the heart of the area’s notorious red light district.

The overstaying tourists were six from India and one each from China, Cameroon and Germany.

The illegal entries were seven from Laos, five from Myanmar, five Indians, four from Cambodia and one each from Yemen, Egypt, Syria and Uganda.

Surachet said that 3 language institutes were targeted, 11 schools and 48 other places.

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

Big Joke's latest crackdown on foreigners - but has the fanfare run out of noise? | News by Samui Times

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