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66 foreigners arrested in nationwide crackdown

By The Nation

 

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Images: Thai Tourist Police

 

Tourist police arrested 66 foreigners during crackdowns around the country on Wednesday night.
 

Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, deputy tourist police chief, held a press conference at 1.30am on Soi Cowboy off Sukhumvit Road, to announce the results of the operation.

 

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He said 11 foreigners were arrested for overstaying their visas and 51 others for unlawfully entering the Kingdom while four others were arrested on other charges.

 

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He said the operation searched 126 spots nationwide.

 

Surachet said tourist police have joined forces with other police to conduct a search of 3,126 spots nationwide in 23 operations so far and arrested 868 foreigners for violating Thai law.

 

Surachet said the arrested foreigners were blacklisted and deported.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30343459

 
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Pity the Tourist police does not do traffic controls. They do a better job then the regular or "traffic" police.

 

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Thailand got so strictly normal these days. 

At the end of the day, it is the blackmarket that has driven the Thai economy since always. It is a multi trillion dollar industry. Time will tell if thai economy can flourish without it. I'm not optimistic that it can. 

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I promise you this is not all what it seems. Yes sometimes they are putting some bad guys away and deporting them. But I know first hand that this is a way for the Thais to kidnap and extort money from people in many cases. They did it to me last month.

 

I did not have an overstay and I was at immigration with a BOI work permit and was on time for my visa extension for a court case I was found not guilty of.

 

After offering me a 7 day extension the supervisor intervened and cancelled my visa called Lumpini to come and take me away. I thought it was just to sign some paperwork but they threw me in IDC at Suan Plu.

 

What I saw there was amazing and disgusting. If you treated dogs like that you would be thrown in jail for animal cruelty. You can find lots more info on this from a search of IDC Thailand.

 

There are children and families in there which is against international law. As Thailand joined the UNHRC last year they are supposed to be transparent but no one sees inside this horrible place.

 

As for me they threatened to blacklist me for 5 years. They locked me up for 5 days and then let me out as soon as I payed for my plane ticket out, which must be done at the travel agent at Suan Plu immigration. A 1 way ticket to Vancouver ran me 63,500 baht (I paid less then 19,000 to return).

 

I had no blacklist, there was no problem with me returning. This is just an incredibly nasty scam they are running.

 

I met many people that had 2 days overstay and were either at immigration or the airport voluntarily but were arrested anyway. Many were there between 30 days to 4 months as they could not arrange plane tickets out.

 

No words can describe what a horror show this place is with severe overcrowding etc etc etc. Many people I met have been there for several years and 1 guy for 10 years.

 

The world needs to know about this place.

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Hello Allseeingeye, unable to understand what were you caught & deported for? If you had a valid visa and did no crime, how could they just put you into IDC and deport you? Something seems to be missing in your story.

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You missed it in his story, he was extended a 7 day extension due to a court case! So there was no reason for extra extension, as he states he was found not guilty.So no need for him to stay. Bye bye! But, he probably upset them. and not a real Canadian maybe , writes like an Indian?

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Park twenty 50-seater buses along Sukhumvit Soi 3 and sweep from Soi 3 to Soi11. The buses would be full to capacity in about ten minutes. But then there would be nobody to cook, wash dishes, clean hotel rooms, forge passports, sell dope, sell watches and on and on. There are massive numbers of people in Thailand illegally . Somebody, somewhere is making a lot of money simply to look the other way.

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The illegal entry is a sham, immigration takes money to turn their heads. Then tourist police round them up and take money from them before deporting them. Then the cycle starts again the next day. If you ever been on a bus to Aranyaphratet from Bangkok you know what I'm talking about. 

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Q: Who  in their right mind holds a press conference at 1.30am?

A: Most likely someone who does not want any media, press to attend to face awkward questioning. Would be interesting to know how much notice was given re the event.

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52 minutes ago, ALLSEEINGEYE said:

I promise you this is not all what it seems. Yes sometimes they are putting some bad guys away and deporting them. But I know first hand that this is a way for the Thais to kidnap and extort money from people in many cases. They did it to me last month.

 

I did not have an overstay and I was at immigration with a BOI work permit and was on time for my visa extension for a court case I was found not guilty of.

 

After offering me a 7 day extension the supervisor intervened and cancelled my visa called Lumpini to come and take me away. I thought it was just to sign some paperwork but they threw me in IDC at Suan Plu.

 

What I saw there was amazing and disgusting. If you treated dogs like that you would be thrown in jail for animal cruelty. You can find lots more info on this from a search of IDC Thailand.

 

There are children and families in there which is against international law. As Thailand joined the UNHRC last year they are supposed to be transparent but no one sees inside this horrible place.

 

As for me they threatened to blacklist me for 5 years. They locked me up for 5 days and then let me out as soon as I payed for my plane ticket out, which must be done at the travel agent at Suan Plu immigration. A 1 way ticket to Vancouver ran me 63,500 baht (I paid less then 19,000 to return).

 

I had no blacklist, there was no problem with me returning. This is just an incredibly nasty scam they are running.

 

I met many people that had 2 days overstay and were either at immigration or the airport voluntarily but were arrested anyway. Many were there between 30 days to 4 months as they could not arrange plane tickets out.

 

No words can describe what a horror show this place is with severe overcrowding etc etc etc. Many people I met have been there for several years and 1 guy for 10 years.

 

The world needs to know about this place.

And you came back???

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