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Crackdown on illegal teachers: Police target international schools in "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" campaign

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Crackdown on illegal teachers: Police target international schools in "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" campaign



Picture: Thai Rath


Thai Rath reported that crime buster Surachet Hakpal was targeting international schools that knowingly aid and abet illegal teachers on their staff.


Surachet - the deputy commissioner for the tourist police - mentioned that some illegals were even teaching language classes at kindergartens in Chonburi.


He said that schools where illegals and over-stayers were found would be investigated to see if school officials had helped them.


The top cop - called Big Joke in the Thai media - was at a press conference at the Ratchada Rot Fai market where police announced raids on 144 places nationwide targeting mostly the dark skinned community.


Most of those arrested were Nigerians, Cameroonians and Romanians. Forty one of these were in Bangkok and were presented for the press as drugs tests found three positive. Some 25 were charged with illegal entry and 16 were on overstay.


Surachet said that the illegals come to Thailand taking jobs as language teachers in schools but get up to romance scams, prostitution, call center activities, human trafficking and drug related crime.


This third such sweep of illegals was trumpeted as "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" but exactly what this meant was not explained by Thai Rath.


Source: Thai Rath

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-03-09

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144 ‘coloured’ foreigners rounded up nationwide

By The Nation




Tourist police last night rounded up 144 foreigners, most of them from Nigeria and Cameroon, in a race-based campaign targeting “coloured” people engaged in various crimes.

Tourist police deputy chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, who spearheaded the raids, also repeated his order for a nationwide search for "illegal" foreigners.


Surachet changed the name of the ongoing operation from “Operation Black Eagles” to “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” as police searched 110 spots around the country.


The night’s raids resulted in 144 arrests, Surachet said at a 1:40am post-raid press conference at the Rotfai Market on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district.


In Bangkok alone 41 were arrested, 25 for allegedly having unlawfully entered the kingdom, 15 for overstaying their visas and three over drug use.


Surachet said all those arrested would be blacklisted and deported.


He told reporters that the searches focussed on "coloured" people who came to use Thailand to carry out various crimes, including romance scams, call-centre scams, prostitution, human trafficking and drug trafficking.


Surachet said some illegal foreigners had come to work as English teachers in international or bilingual schools, including teaching English to kindergarten kids in Chon Buri.


Police would later check with the schools to discover whether the English teachers have legal document to live in the Kingdom, Surachet added.


Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30340552

-- © Copyright The Nation 2018-03-09
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