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97 foreigners held in visa crackdown

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97 foreigners held in visa crackdown

By Jitima Janphrom
The Nation
Khon Kaen

 

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Ninety-seven foreigners had been arrested in the northeast for overstaying their visas or working illegally, Immigration Police acting regional director Maj General Natthawat Kandee told a press conference on Thursday.

 

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Some had stayed illegally in Thailand for over a decade, he said, warning employers of serious punishments for hiring illegally.

 

Under Operation Zero Overstay, police on Wednesday searched Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani, Mukdahan, Nakhon 

Phanom, Loei, Si Sa Ket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Bung Kan, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Amnat Charoen, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Chaiyaphum and Buri Ram. 

 

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Those detained were mostly Indian, Laotian, Cambodian and Vietnamese with 27 overstaying their visas and 43 entering illegally. Nine worked without permission and two had not notified the authorities about their accommodation.

 

Police also charged 13 Thai homeowners for failing to notify the authorities about foreigners staying with them and three employers for taking on staff illegally, he added.

 

Natthawat said immigration police were also partially to blame for not performing proper checks.

 

He said crackdowns would continue periodically until they achieved Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan's goal of expelling all overstaying foreigners. 

 

He said overstaying foreigners, once off the authorities' radar, were more likely to commit crimes such as fraud.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356260

 
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.....and not a Farang in the group.

 

Damn!

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55 minutes ago, MisterTee said:

The gray haired guy front row center looks like a farang…

Maybe I'm wrong.

I think you are right.

There is one image in a Thai online source which shows the group from the front.

The gray haired is white skinned, much taller than all the rest, the only one in shorts :biggrin:, not wearing that mask (but his eyes pixelated).

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3 minutes ago, Police Brutality said:

They don't want all that noise from western media. There are thousands of western Farangs living in villages with their wife who've hardly seen their passports for the past 10 yrs....

Do you actually know this, or are you just guessing?

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Life under military rule.....I expected and understood the obvious reasoning behind it when living in Cuba and had no problems with identity checks but apart from the deep South, Thailand really is going overboard

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18 minutes ago, Police Brutality said:

They don't want all that noise from western media. There are thousands of western Farangs living in villages with their wife who've hardly seen their passports for the past 10 yrs....

I agree with you, but you should know that the spaceship arrives every 30th Feb and returns them 11 hours earlier.

So no need for a 90 day report

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