Indian and Russian busted without permits at Phuket Airport

Photos by Phuket Immigration checkpoint.

Immigration officers this week busted an Indian man and a Russian man, who entered and stayed in Thailand without permits, at Phuket International Airport. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint reported on Facebook that both men were arrested on the same day, February 28.

The page said that officers arrested the Indian man, 28 year old Chaudhary Shubham, at the immigration checkpoint in the International Departure Terminal at about 10.30am.

Shubham was brought to Sakhu Police Station to face charges of entering and staying in Thailand without a permit.

Later that day, Phuket Immigration checkpoint posted saying that officers had caught yet another visitor, a Russian man, staying in Thailand without a permit. The man, 24 year old Anatoli Proskrianov, was caught at around 8pm, the page said.

Proskianov was also charged with entering and staying in Thailand without a permit. Like Shubham, he was also handed over to Sakhu Police Station for further legal action.

This news comes after immigration officers at Phuket International Airport busted another foreigner dodging immigration laws just last month.

On February 8, immigration police caught a Kazakhstani overstayer with fake passport stamps at Phuket International Airport. Authorities charged the woman, 27 year old Xeniya Kopeikina, with using counterfeit documents, as well as overstaying her visa in the country for 89 days.

Earlier in February, Phuket police busted Nigerian overstayers in at least two areas. Officers from Phuket Immigration and the Phuket Tourist Police caught the group of four men in Chalong and Rawai.

On December 27, Thai police busted seven Chinese overstayers in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district. Police didn’t say how long they had the five had overstayed in the kingdom.

On December 21, police busted a British overstayer on Thailand’s island paradise of Koh Samui. The man, 74 year old Dennis Robert Desmond, overstayed his visa by 38 days. Officers arrested Desmond in front of a hotel in Koh Samui’s Bo Phut sub-district, on Choeng Mon-Chaweng Road.

Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.