Japanese man arrested in Bangkok for overstaying visa

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Thai Immigration apprehended a Japanese national in Bangkok’s Khlong Toei district after receiving a tip-off about his illegal stay. The 43 year old man was found to have overstayed his visa.

Further investigations revealed the Japanese man, Miyoshi’s alarming criminal history. Allegedly involved in 111 theft cases across five areas in Japan last year, he caused damages amounting to approximately 3 million baht. Police suspect that he led a notorious theft gang and a motorbike gang in Japan.

The Royal Thai Immigration Bureau worked in coordination with the Japanese Embassy to verify Miyoshi’s identity and criminal record. Following his arrest at a condominium in Pawet, he is now awaiting deportation, reported Pattaya News.

In related news, police arrested an anti-social Austrian man for overstaying his visa by more than two years in the Isaan province of Buriram on May 8 after locals complained that the foreigner repeatedly harassed locals and behaved erratically. Thai people in the Non Din Daeng district and nearby districts of Buriram filed a police report that the foreign man was annoying residents in the areas. The Austrian man frequently vented his anger on bystanders, damaged property, and engaged in other disruptive behaviour for a long time.

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In other news, immigration police arrested a Syrian man and an Egyptian woman at a hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 4 in Bangkok for overstaying their visas. The Syrian man was discovered to have committed several prior offences. Immigration Bureau officers announced news of three successful operations at a press conference on January 31. The three cases included the arrest of a British man who sexually assaulted an underage girl, a crackdown on the illegal smuggling of Bangladeshi nationals, and the arrest of overstaying Egyptian and Syrian nationals.

Immigration police reported receiving a tip-off regarding suspicious foreigners residing at a hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 4, located in the Khlong Toei district of Bangkok.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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