Kuwaiti man arrested on Pha-ngan Island for 16 days of overstay

Pha-ngan, Surat Thani-

A 56 year-old Kuwaiti man was arrested on the Pha-ngan Island in Surat Thani for 16 days of overstaying his legal visa conditions.

Surat Thani Immigration officers told the Phuket Express that they have arrested Mr. Rashed Hea Juma, 56, a Kuwaiti national, at a house in the Baan Tai sub-district, Koh Pha-ngan district earlier this week.

He is now at 16 days of overstaying his visa according to police. He was taken to the Koh Pha-ngan Police Station to face overstaying charges and is waiting to be deported.

The arrest followed Surat Thani Immigration officers patrolling to crack down on overstaying foreigners as part of a December 1st to December 10th, 2022 campaign.

Meanwhile a 31-year-old Chinese woman was arrested in Surat Thani for 19 days of overstaying while five others were arrested in Chiang Mai in what Royal Thai Immigration is calling a national crackdown for the start of December.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.