Connect with us

Phuket

190 Illegals Nabbed

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

190 Illegals Nabbed | Thaiger

PATONG BEACH: Immigration, Marine Police and Tourist Police officers rounded up 190 illegal aliens last week. Of the 190, 164 were from Burma and 26 from Cambodia. Pol Gen Sant Sarutanond, Deputy Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, said most of the illegals were arrested in Patong. Tourists want to relax, he said, but the illegal beggars, particularly the children, bother them constantly, hugging the tourists’ legs and looking as though they are about to burst into tears. He said that the aliens gave Thais a bad name because they look like Thais, and are taken for Thais, when they beg from foreigners. Gen Sant said the illegals tend to focus their activities on Patong, especially when the US Navy arrives, making money from either prostitution or begging. Those apprehended were packed into trucks and cars and sent home, the Burmese via Ranong and the Cambodians via Sa Kaeo. Police gave each 15 baht worth of rice for the journey.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Koh Samui9 mins ago

Samui re-opening plans under threat as island infections rise

Thailand11 mins ago

Field hospital set up in Phuket Rajabhat University for Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus World42 mins ago

Vaccine hesitancy testing the patience of fully inoculated Americans

Sponsored20 hours ago

Experience Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Friday Covid Update: 17,345 new cases and 117 deaths

Phuket9 hours ago

Domestic travel to Phuket all but banned starting August 2

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Despite Covid-19 Phuket Sandbox continues at least 2 weeks

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Chulalongkorn University progressing on domestic mRNA vaccine

Koh Samui16 hours ago

Black Club Covid-19 outbreak on Koh Samui widens

Thailand17 hours ago

Possible earthquake in Nonthaburi this morning

Best of17 hours ago

Chiang Mai’s 8 most indulgent spa hotels

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

Bangkok Bang Sue scam under investigation, 7 volunteers and counting to be questioned

Thailand18 hours ago

Thailand News Today | ‘Crowding’ due to camera angles, train hospitals | July 29

Thailand18 hours ago

Spray guns ineffective and dangerous, says TFDA

Drugs19 hours ago

Methamphetamine pills hidden in instant noodle packets delivered for Covid patient

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Anonymous “Dr Sandy” says pray the Covid situation gets better

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending