French Woman Arrested on Pha-ngan Island for Six Days of Overstay

Pha-ngan Island, Surat Thani –

A 36-year-old French woman was arrested on Pha-ngan Island in Surat Thani for six days of overstaying her legal visa conditions.

Surat Thani Immigration officers told the Phuket Express that this week they arrested, MS. MYRIAM NAIMA BAKHOURY, 36, a French national. She was arrested in front of a resort on Pha-ngan Island.

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

It is unclear how she was caught.


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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.