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Informant led to Brit dive instructor’s arrest on Koh Lipe – he overstayed 5 years! | Samui Times

Immigration police on Koh Lipe in Thailand’s south moved to arrest a 57 year old British man after an informant reported he had taken a ferry from the Pak Bara pier to the island. 

Informant led to Brit dive instructor's arrest on Koh Lipe - he overstayed 5 years! | News by Samui Times

The man – who performed a “V for Victory” gesture for the Naew Na cameras – was found to be on overstay of more than five years. 

He had come into Thailand on the 17th of June 2014 and was permitted to stay until July 16th of that year. 

He never left. 

He told the immigration police that he was working as a dive instructor on Koh Phi Phi in Krabi and was in Koh Lipe visiting a friend. 

In another case, a 30 year old man – also British – was arrested by Ayuthaya immigration police in the Ban Krathum sub-district of Sena district. 

He was on overstay of 22 days and featured in a photo with his face obscured by exclamation marks. 

Naew Na said this arrest was on the orders of immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang to get tough on foreigners breaking the law in Thailand. 

They repeated that people should dial 1178 to report infractions. 

Thai Visa /  Naew Na | Naew Na

Informant led to Brit dive instructor's arrest on Koh Lipe - he overstayed 5 years! | News by Samui Times
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