Over 1,800 illegal foreign workers arrested in Thailand

On Wednesday, a government official confirmed that over 1,800 foreigners have been arrested for working illegally in the kingdom, in jobs that are legally reserved for Thais.

Over 1,500 have now been deported.

Over 9 million baht has been collected in fines from illegal workers, with fines ranging from a minimum of 5,000 baht to a maximum of 50,000 baht, according to the Director General of the Employment Department.

Some of the jobs prohibited to foreigners in Thailand include working at massage parlours, hairdressing, carpentry, and working as motorbike taxi drivers or security guards.

SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times

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