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Thai immigration NOT showing the love on Valentine's Day: 522 arrested

 

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There was no let up in the Thai immigration drive to rid the country of people on overstay and those who have entered the kingdom illegally. 

 

Daily News reported that there was a Valentine's Day roundup at 220 places resulting in the arrest of 522 foreigners. 

 

These were mostly migrant workers on overstay or who had entered illegally.

 

Various work places, hotels and flats were raided in the sweep. 

 

Immigration chief Lt-Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn was notable by his absence on this occasion with deputy Maj-Gen Itthiphon presiding over affairs at the Chana Songkhram police station near Khao San road last night.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Immigration crackdown nets 522 law-breaking foreigners

By The Nation

 

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More than 500 foreigners have been rounded up in simultaneous raids around the country, most of them for entering Thailand illegally.

 

Immigration Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj-General Itthipol Itthisarnronnachai said on Friday morning that a total of 522 people had been arrested at 220 different locations.

 

Of these, 287 were charged with having entered Thailand illegally (102 from Laos, 143 from Myanmar, 38 from Cambodia, three from India and one from Bangladesh) and 15 stand accused of overstaying their visas (five from Myanmar, four from Cambodia, three from Laos, one from Vietnam, one from India, and one from Denmark).

 

A further 220 people are facing a variety of other charges, which Itthipol didn't give details about (87 from Thailand, 31 from Cambodia, 79 from Myanmar, five from Laos, seven from China, three from Vietnam, three from Turkey, one from Israel, one from India, one from the Philippines, one from Iraq and one person with an unidentified nationality).

 

Itthipol said a high number of the arrests involved foreigners working without permission in Thailand.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364185

 

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looks like there is a never ending supply.

I'm sure they were all gone last time. BJ was around.

Or is it some new type of,  Catch and release scam.

 

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Where are all the terrible westerners they are so eager to crack down upon?

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Where is that poster they released not long ago stating there was only around 300 overstayers left? 

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Just now, tlandtday said:

Where are all the terrible westerners they are so eager to crack down upon?

Well it does look the same as if you were in the line for Uk citizens arrivals at

London Heathrow. :giggle:

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9 minutes ago, tlandtday said:

Where are all the terrible westerners they are so eager to crack down upon?

He did a runner with all his old, bad con artist, retirement visa mates,  

but they left 1200 of these at the airport.

 

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27 minutes ago, webfact said:

Immigration chief Lt-Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn was notable by his absence on this occasion

Wow! Maybe even BJ is getting bored of himself. 

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27 minutes ago, Raymonddiaz said:

soon there will be no foreigner left on LOS.

Yes, if you are an illegal alien - you seem to be a dying breed (very slowly dying -- very very slowly) ... though 500 is still a minuscule percentage of those...

 

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Why BJ was not there?

I don't think anyone will dare to question him to  about his statement that no more overstayers in Thailand. 

BTW, can I ask him what made him say that and on what ground and where are all these new guys were before?

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The USA should steal Joke away and pay him by the illegals he deports. A much better compensation package. 

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9 minutes ago, mickymouse1 said:

Why BJ was not there?

I don't think anyone will dare to question him to  about his statement that no more overstayers in Thailand. 

BTW, can I ask him what made him say that and on what ground and where are all these new guys were before?

And why do you really care about what Big Joke says, it is all for the Thai populace really nothing to do with farangs

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most of these will work for 300 Baht a day. Thais won't. At least not in Bangkok. Too lazy. So if thai police rounds up all these foreigners and sends them back home to Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia - who will do all the factory-/serving-/ construction-/ cleaning-work?

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

These were mostly migrant workers on overstay or who had entered illegally.

 

Various work places, hotels and flats were raided in the sweep. 

So how had they entered illegally?

I also hope work places, hotels etc etc will find Thai owners prosecuted for hiring illegal workers or is this just foreigners out all Thais are untouched?

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