Chinese man arrested in Chon Buri for overstaying and corruption

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Immigration Bureau Division 3 officers arrested a Chinese man in Chon Buri for overstaying his visa by about 800 days and for evading corruption charges in China.

The Immigration Bureau recently implemented strict measures to eliminate the influx of foreign criminals who use Thailand as a hiding place. On Wednesday, April 5, the officers in Chon Buri summoned a Chinese man named Jian Sen for acting suspiciously and questioned him thoroughly, which led to the discovery of his overstay.

The 37 year old man presented his Thailand Elite Card and showed a picture of his passport to the officers to avoid arrest. However, officers further invited him for further questioning and to check his status.

During the check, officers found that Jian Sen’s elite card expired two years ago. He arrived in Thailand on January 24, 2020, and had remained in the country ever since. Furthermore, his name was on an arrest warrant list from China. Jian is accused of swindling a government budget and escaping arrest.

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According to the Immigration Act, people who overstay their visas for more than one year will be banned from entering Thailand for ten years and face a fine of 20,000 baht.

Bangkok Post reported last week that the immigration police arrested and deported 66 Chinese citizens in Chon Buri for overstaying their visas. Thirty-two people were adults, 31 were teenagers aged under 15, and three others were children. They overstayed their visas living in the Long Lake Hillside Resort in the province for less than one year.

The Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Damrongsak Kittipraphat, spoke to the media about measures regarding foreigners holding Visas on Arrival, especially Chinese citizens. Damrongsak emphasized that officers would keep a close watch on this group of travellers to prevent criminal actions.

Officers underlined they would investigate each hotel, resort, and accommodation to detain overstaying foreigners. For Chinese citizens, officers would collaborate with the Chinese government to obtain the criminal history of each traveller.

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