Norwegian man arrested on Samui Island for 15 days of overstay

Samui Island –

A Norwegian man was arrested on Samui Island in Surat Thani for 15 days of overstaying his legal visa conditions.

Surat Thani Immigration officers told the Phuket Express that yesterday (December 10th) they have arrested Mr. Jan Banan Thalmann, 43, a Norwegian national at a house in the Mae Nam sub-district, Samui district.

He is now at 15 days of overstaying his visa according to police. He was taken to the Koh Samui Police Station to face overstaying charges. It was unclear why Mr. Thalmann had overstayed his visa.

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 Polish man was arrested on Samui Island with his student visa canceled, 36 days of overstay, and an Interpol red notice from his home country.


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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.