Crackdown on visa overstayers is good for tourism: Big Joke

Arrests Of Visa Scofflaws Good For Tourism: Big Joke

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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Two foreigners react as Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn looks on Friday morning at Bangkok’s Montien Riverside Hotel.

 

BANGKOK — Nearly 500 foreigners were arrested this week on visa violations in the latest raid police said early Friday morning will benefit tourism.

 

Immigration Bureau police commander Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn paraded the newly arrested foreigners at 1am on Friday through the parking lot of Bangkok’s Montien Riverside hotel starting, announcing that they had netted a total of 490 foreigners overnight.

 

“We’ve been working through the new year,” Surachate said. “As of now, in the entire land, there are zero overstays.”

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/crime-crime/2019/01/11/arrests-of-visa-scofflaws-good-for-tourism-big-joke/

 
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