1,000 illegals nabbed in Pathum Thani

Police yesterday round up 1,000 foreigners as part of the government’s “x-ray” operation in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district. Crackdown part of government’s ‘xray’ operation aimed to find those who overstay their visas or engage in unlawful acts TO FULFIL his vow to deport some 7,000 foreigners who have overstayed their visa by the end of this month, acting Immigration Police chief Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal yesterday led some 1,000 officers to “x-ray” 25 locations in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district. They are seeking foreigners living unlawfully in the Kingdom, as well as drug and arms suspects. Surachate, better known as “Big Joke”, said the officers, including police commandos, had initially found over 1,000 foreigners in Klong Luang. Surachate said the “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigners” operation was part of the government’s policy for the Army, police and administrators to crack down on transnational criminals across the country. The crackdown is specifically focused on foreigners who do not have documents, those who have overstayed or are engaged in wrongdoing, he said. Meanwhile, officials from Krabi Immigration Office have been cracking down on illegal foreigners in Ao Nang and Phi Phi Island all this month. “Phi Phi is one of Thailand’s main international tourist destinations. Many foreigners visit this island, and since October is the start of the high season, we expect lots of tourists to visit the island. “So far this month, we have arrested 113 foreigners, namely 28 for overstaying their visa, four for entering the country illegally, one in relation to narcotics, three foreigners who are wanted in other countries, 10 illegal workers and 67 for other misdemeanours,” Krabi Immigration chief Colonel Supparueak Pankomon said. With the crackdown on illegal foreigners in full swing, the Thai News Agency published a scoop on October 18-19 related to marriages of convenience between... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, 1,000 illegals nabbed in Pathum Thani, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you 1,000 illegals nabbed in Pathum Thani





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Published By: Samui Times - Friday, 26 October



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