435 foreigners including 1 Filipino arrested for visa offence


Immigration officials arrested 435 foreigners in coordinated raids in 220 locations across Thailand in the early hours of Friday.

Read: 14 foreign nationals arrested for staying illegally in Thailand

In a report from Bangkok Post, combined teams of Chana Songkhram police, immigration, tourist police and other agencies descended on premises in Bangkok and other provinces.

Fifteen foreigners were charged for overstaying their visas (5 from Myanmar, 4 from Cambodia, 3 from Laos, one each from Vietnam, India, and Denmark).

The report also said that 287 were charged with illegal entry (143 from Myanmar, 102 from Laos, 38 from Cambodia, 3 from India and one from Bangladesh).

The remaining 220 according to Pol Maj Gen Ittiphol, deputy chief of the Immigration Bureau, were charged with other offenses (87 Thais, 79 from Myanmar, 31 from Cambodia, 7 from China, 5 from Laos, 3 each from Vietnam and Turkey, and one each from Israel, India, the Philippines, Iraq, and another of unknown nationality).

Source: Bangkok Post
Photo: Tpd Station – One

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