American arrested at Phuket airport for overstaying visa by 79 days

By TravelWiseNov 23, 2023 07:32 AMNews
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Phuket Airport. Source: Phuket Cheap Tour

An American was detained at Phuket Airport for overstaying his visa by 79 days, which is a direct violation of the country's immigration laws.

As explained to him by Thai immigration officials, such actions turned him into an illegal resident of the country, The Thaiger reports.

The 40-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was arrested at the airport's international departures hall. The arrest operation was led by police lieutenant colonel Akhaphon Kevkiat, a well-known figure in the field of immigration control. The American was then transferred to Sakha police station for interrogation and further legal proceedings.

American arrested at Phuket airport for overstaying visa by 79 days
View of the Phuket airport. Source: ToursThailand

But this was not the only incident that put airport immigration officers on high alert in the past few days. After this incident, law enforcement officers again encountered a foreigner, this time for working illegally as a tour guide. The American was detained at the Phuket immigration checkpoint located in the international arrivals hall

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