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Immigration raid nets 48 Pakistanis in SE Bangkok

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Immigration raid nets 48 Pakistanis in SE Bangkok

By Kornkamon Aksorndech
The Nation

 

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Children were among a total of 48 Pakistani nationals rounded up by Immigration police this week at an apartment in Bangkok's Bang Na district.

 

Most had overstayed their visas while several didn't have any travel documents at all, Immigration Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingdoung told a press conference on Tuesday.

 

The raid in Soi Baring netted 26 passport holders and 14 with no documents plus another eight people who carried cards indicating they had registered to apply for refugee status with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). Of the 48 migrants, 24 were found to be overstaying their visa, three had illegally entered the country and the remaining 21 were "accompanying persons" according to the police.

 

Sompong said some of the overstayers had entered Thailand in 2013. Police believe the eight holders of UNHCR cards were not successful in obtaining refugee status. The Immigration Police Bureau will now contact the Social Development and Human Security Ministry as well as refugee-advocate organisations to help screen the 48 Pakistanis, check for signs of human trafficking and ensure they are placed in a safe environment.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372647

 

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How about them rounding up the evil Indian money lenders on every popular soi? -- oh, I know!

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42 minutes ago, ratcatcher said:

Goodness gracious me, they must have been sleeping and eating in shifts.🇵🇰.

If you wanted visa renewal, why didn't you come to me?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

to help screen the 48 Pakistanis, check for 

orange beards .. ( and sometimes purple ones ) 

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2 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

orange beards .. ( and sometimes purple ones ) 

Will someone say that is perhaps racist - profiling people based on colour?

I once went to a fancy dress party dressed as an angel, with bright blue hair. Thank goodness no one from immigration spotted me.

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13 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Will someone say that is perhaps racist - profiling people based on colour

Good point 'Sof .. Blimey they best not come looking in Thailand or there'll be loads on a black list given the amount of hair dye used .. 

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3 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Good point 'Sof .. Blimey they best not come looking in Thailand or there'll be loads on a black list given the amount of hair dye used .. 

They'd have to search the dark web to find them.

 

P.S. JG - sent you a pm a couple of days ago.

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8 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Came back on a night bus from the airport once .. There was a dude from India a couple of seats in front who'd done the hair dye .. But not overall coverage sort of more stripey so from a few seats back it looked like he had a badger on his head .. 

Was he on his own - perhaps he didn't mix with the right 'set'? At least he had some hair, so not as bald as a badger.

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12 hours ago, webfact said:

ensure they are placed in a safe environment.

Back in Pakistan.

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11 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

Goodness gracious me, they must have been sleeping and eating in shifts.🇵🇰.

Thats normal

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