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Surat Thani: Immigration round up illegal foreigners throughout the province

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Surat Thani: Immigration round up illegal foreigners throughout the province | Samui Times

Naew Na reported that a variety of illegal immigrants and over stayers had been rounded up in operations by immigration police throughout the province of Surat Thani in Thailand’s south. 

Surat Thani: Immigration round up illegal foreigners throughout the province | News by Samui Times

Those arrested ranged from migrants to an apparent Western tourist to a som tam (papaya salad) seller.

Arrests took place on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and the mainland. 

On Samui a man called Alexander – no nationality was given – was picked up off the street in Maret on a 100 day overstay and handed over to the Bo Phut police. 

On Phangan a 47 year old Nepali man was arrested on Had Rin beach for a 759 day overstay. 

On the mainland in a fresh food market in Phun Phin a Laotian woman was arrested at a som tam stall. 

At a rubber plantation Kanthu, 22, a migrant from Myanmar was arrested for illegal entry into the kingdom. 

Surat Thani immigration, several divisions of the tourist police and Krabi immigration were all named by Naew Na as being involved in the latest arrests. 

They asked the public to keep the calls coming to the immigration’s hotline to report illegal activity.

Thai Visa /  Naew Na

Surat Thani: Immigration round up illegal foreigners throughout the province | News by Samui Times
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