Russian man arrested in Koh Pha Ngan for overstaying visa 993 days

An unidentified Russian man has reportedly been arrested on the island of Koh Pha Ngan for overstaying his visa by 993 days or over 2.5 years.
According to TPN National, the 34 year outdated man was arrested and taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station to face charges of overstaying and might be deported. The arrest adopted the Surat Thani Immigration officer’s bid to crackdown on overstaying foreigners in Thailand. Such monitoring contains random passport checks of foreigners, which are legal in Thailand.
The recent influx of crimes has seen many Russians reprimanded after a large number migrated to Thailand to avoid military conscription over the invasion of Ukraine.
Since Russia took exception to Ukraine’s aspirations to affix NATO and the European Union, 1000’s of Russian residents have fled.
Russian roubles might have been welcomed by Thai businesses because the Covid-19 ravaged kingdom seems to get again on its financial ft but not everyone is happy with the Russian invasion.
According to data from Phuket International Airport, between November 1, 2022, and January 21, 2023, more than 233,000 Russians arrived in Phuket, making them the most important group of visitors by far.
Many are purchasing off-plan condos for US$500,000 or extra, to relocate when they may really feel forced to depart their homeland, reported Aljazeera.
The Phuket Information Centre (ศูนย์ข้อมูลภูเก็ต) Facebook web page accused foreigners, particularly Russians, of working illegal companies and dealing illegally in Phuket.
Phuket Information Centre Facebook web page shared with its followers last Sunday, February 5, that…
“A lot of foreigners keep and work in Phuket, both legally and illegally. Recently, a group of foreigners started a car rental business. Accredited offered each automobiles and minibuses and in addition served vacationers as chauffeurs. They steal jobs from Thai people!”

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