Russian Man Arrested on Pha-Ngan Island For 993 Days of Overstaying

Pha-Ngan Island, Surat Thani –

A 34-year-old Russian man was arrested on Pha-Ngan Island in Surat Thani for 993 days of overstaying his legal visa conditions.

Immigration officers told the Phuket Express that recently they have arrested a Russian national, 34, (Name was withheld). He was arrested at a resort on the island.

He is now at 993 days of overstaying his legal 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. This can include random passport checks which are legal in Thailand.


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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.