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Over 1,000 arrested in Phuket ‘Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ clampdown

PHUKET: In just two weeks over 1,000 foreigners have been arrested in Phuket for visa violations and other immigration offences according to the chief of the Phuket Immigration Office.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 12:38PM


The Phuket Immigration Office Chief Pol Col Kathathorn Kumthieng revealed that statistics at a gathering of over 200 officials involved in the ongoing ‘Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ clampdown held at Phuket Provincial Police Station at 4pm yesterday (Oct 15).

Also in attendance at the gathering were commander of the Royal Thai Police Immigration Division Region 6 Pol Maj Gen Jedsada Yaisun and officers from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, Phuket City Police, Royal Thai Police and Tourist Police Office.

“Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, National police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda and chief of the Immigration Bureau Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn have ordered Immigration Division 6 and relevant departments to crackdown on illegal foreigners in Phuket,” said Pol Col Kathathorn.

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Between Oct 1-14, 583 foreigners in Phuket were found to have overstayed their visas. In addition, 880 foreigners were found to have entered the country illegally or violated the Alien Working Act B.E. 2521.

“So far this month Phuket immigration officials checked 397 houses and hotels for alien foreigners,” he added.

“I must reiterate that home owners and managers of hotels must inform Phuket Immigration officials of any foreigners residing in their properties within 24 hours after their arrival. If they do not then they will be charged according to the law,” he said.

 

 

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DeKaaskopp | 21 October 2018 - 10:35:39

I don't care where they are kept right now,as long as they get kicked out asap!

Kurt | 19 October 2018 - 19:43:00

Question again: Where are these 1463 foreigners hold presently until they get deported? Not in Phuket Town prison were are already 3131 convicts at a location to accommodate   750 prisoners only, I presume.
So far, nobody knows on Phuket where the 1463 are hold. That is strange,.  Was this thai fake news?

Nasa12 | 16 October 2018 - 18:50:07

"BenPendejo and Kurt" You 2 have 100 % right.

Winfield | 16 October 2018 - 17:30:18

"Lock them up, Lock them up...."

BenPendejo | 16 October 2018 - 17:26:23

I think Phuket would be a better, safer place if the government applied as many resources to crack down on reckless minivan and taxi drivers. And I have yet to hear about any fines and crack downs on the tens of thousands of Thai landlords that don't report their farang guests, and don't pay any taxes either. This place is famous for biting the hands that feed them.

Nasa12 | 16 October 2018 - 17:05:09

This number (1463) is just a drop in the ocean.

Kurt | 16 October 2018 - 14:15:35

1463?  Wow, quite a number. Where they are locked up?
A lot of hotels, guesthouses, etc to be charged/fined ! And of course those employers who did violate the Alien Working Act as well.   No employers to employ illegally, no illegal workers. Right?
Good job, Immigration! Feel a bit better now when I do my 90 days report.

Nasa12 | 16 October 2018 - 14:02:01

No one here has written that it's wrong or? This is just fine.

CaptainJack69 | 16 October 2018 - 13:24:50

So how many were arrested for not registering their addresses? Not to say that any of Thailands' immigration laws are draconian but having to register like a sex offender could be considered disagreeable. Most long term residents don't register so could be easy fodder for these publicity hunting public servants even if they're not evil foreigners.

eriksen | 16 October 2018 - 12:58:05

whats wrong with that? its the law!!!

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