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Illegal foreigner crackdown busts 1,000 in Pathum Thani

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“Since 2015, there have been over 3,500 arranged marriages, allowing the men to stay and work in Thailand, the report said.”

Acting Immigration Police chief Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal has led some 1,000 officers to 25 locations in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district. It’s part of his concerted push to round up 7,000 illegal foreigners before the end of the month.

The Nation reports that Surachate says authorities are seeking foreigners living unlawfully in the Kingdom, as well as drug and arms suspects.

They tracked down 1,000 foreigners in Klong Luang.

Surachate says yesterday’s “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.

“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 about marriages of convenience between South Asian men and Thai women. The report said since 2015, there have been over 3,500 such marriages, allowing the men to stay and work in Thailand, the report said.

This tactic is believed to be popular in Bangkok’s Pahurat area, where many Indians stay and work, the agency said. Many poor Thai women are allegedly given 3,000 baht in exchange for copies of their national IDs and household registration papers, which are then used to arrange marriage certificates tying them to foreign men.

The report added that many of these women were unable to end these marriages, which then had an adverse effect on their lives. This has led to the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission launching an investigation, as many of these cases allegedly involved state officials.

So far, 600 such cases have been found in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Nong Sang district, nearly 1,000 cases in Nakhon Pathom’s Sam Phran and Bang Len districts and some 2,000 cases in Saraburi province, the agency reported.

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Humanitarian aid provided to Chinese man swindled by condo broker

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The Shirrine Clinic at Chamchuri Square shopping centre in Bangkok this week offered 10,000 baht cash and other necessary items to a Chinese man who was left penniless after a condominium broker in Bangkok had allegedly swindled him out of almost one million baht.

A case against the suspect is being handled by Phra Khanong police.

The Chinese victim and his baby boy are in trouble as he is also suffering from cancer.

After learning about his the plight of the Chinese victim on the Tourist Police Bureau’s Facebook page and other Thai media, Shirrine Clinic immediately contacted tourist police to provide humanitarian assistance to the Chinese man and his child.

SOURCE:  Tourist Police Bureau

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Chronically ill man jumps to his death from Bangkok apartment

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A 66 year old man who lived alone and suffered from chronic ailments has been found dead outside a 15 floor apartment building in Bangkok’s Bang Sue district.

It is believed he committed suicide by jumping from the rooftop this morning.

Taopoon police were alerted at 11am that Charn Wanngern died after he fell to the ground in front of the entrance to Building A of Taopoon Mansion.

Police found a suicide note in the man’s room on the 15th floor. No foul play is suspected in the man’s death.

The note also had the mobile phone number of his close friend. Police called him and learned from the friend that Charn used to own a cabaret troupe in Silom and he recently fell and had been suffering from chronic aliments since.

Charn needed to see a doctor regularly and the friend had to take him to his hospital as he lived alone. The friend said he had a schedule to take Charn to see his doctor this Friday.

Police said Charn’s room was on the west side but he fell from the east side of the building so he likely went up to the roof and jumped down.

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Man arrested over 50 million baht scam

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A man has been arrested for allegedly defrauding around 100 stock market investors of about 50 million baht.

Pol Lt Gen Suchate Hakparn, the Immigration Bureau chief who also heads the economic crime centre, says 52 year old Jittaraphon Nisarat was arrested on Tuesday at his apartment in Bangkok’s Phra Khanong district.

Surachate says Jittaraphon was arrested under a warrant issued by the Criminal Court on Friday.

Jittaraphon was accused of collaborating with two other accomplices to convince over 100 victims to invest in their company with a promise of a 10 per cent yield per month for their investment. The investors were asked to invest at least 300,000 baht.

The investors were told that Jittaraphon’s company would invest in the Wall Street stock market for profits in short sales.

Surachate said the investors received the promised returns for just the first three or four months but Jittaraphon then stopped paying the yields and closed his company and disappeared.

Surachate said police are still hunting for the two accomplices, 40 year old Sorachat Klamsaeng and 34 year old Pirayuth Arj-amnuay.

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