A 57 year old Belgian man, who is disabled and uses a walker for mobility, was arrested earlier this week in Chon Buri province for overstaying his visa.
Immigration officers found the man behind the Burapha hospital in the Bang Saen area on Thursday. They were using Chonburi Immigration’s new “smart car,” which allegedly identified the man using facial recognition technology.
Officers verified his passport and found he had overstayed his visa by 85 days. The man, whose name was not given, offered no explanation for being on overstay, according to authorities. He’ll be blacklisted and deported at his expense, facing at least a five year ban from reentering the country as per Thai law.
Chonburi Immigration officials say the new smart car, which uses cutting edge technology to identify “suspicious” individuals, has caught two people on overstay in less than a week. They reassure those concerned with privacy that “if someone is doing nothing wrong they will have no problems.”
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