Immigration police round up visa overstayers in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Koh Pha Ngan island in southern Thailand is so idyllic that some foreigners just can’t bear to depart, even when their visa runs out.
Yesterday, Surat Thani Immigration Police, and Koh Pha Ngan Provincial Police went on a tour of Thailand’s fifth-biggest island on the hunt for visa overstayers within the kingdom.
While they last had been arrested and detained at Koh Pha Ngan Police Station…
Police arrested Alexander Makevich, of Russian nationality, for overstaying his visa by 29 days, under suspicion of, “being an alien whose permitted entry into the dominion has run out.”
Police arrested Ophelia Marie Miriam Jacque of French nationality, for overstaying her visa by 93 days, underneath suspicion of, “being an alien whose permitted entry into the kingdom has run out.”
One foreigner dwelling on the island was discovered to don’t have any historical past of ever having a legitimate visa in Thailand. Police arrested Kaew Inthong Laladwo Kham, of Laos nationality, beneath suspicion of, “being an alien getting into and staying in the kingdom without permission,” violating Section fifty four of the Immigration Act of 1979.
Commander of Immigration 6 Pol. Maj. Gen. Praphansak Prasansuk revealed that Thai immigration officials are ramping up their inspections on foreigners in Thailand.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Praphansak stated that immigration officials are more likely to examine foreigners who, “behave inappropriately, break the law, put others’ security at risk, injury property, or harm the picture of the nation.”
The policeman requested for the public’s help with their crackdown on overseas criminals in Surat Thani province. If you see a foreigner committing any of the aforementioned offences, please contact Surat Thani Immigration at 0-7738-0881-2 or
Immigration is getting tighter all round the nation after Deputy Police Chief and former Chief of Immigration Pol. Gen. Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn ordered a crackdown on foreign visa overstayers in Thailand..

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