A foreigner was allegedly trying to sell a fake gold watch for 50,000 baht in Thalang.
The 191 call center police were notified by a local Phuket resident on Tuesday (July 4th). The person involved was a foreigner but nobody knows his nationality, although there was speculation that he could be Indian, Bangladeshi, or Pakistani. The suspect was allegedly trying to sell a fake gold watch for 50,000 baht to locals but nobody would buy it as they could clearly see it was made of fake gold, despite the man’s insistence that it was genuine.
The Tha Chatchai Police have reportedly located the foreign man in question and are continuing their investigation to see if the foreigner was trying to sell a fake gold watch as accused or not. They also may look into if the man has a work permit to sell merchandise in Thailand as despite online and in-person sales by foreign nationals being widespread it is technically considered under Thai law as working, which is illegal without a proper work permit.
Tha Chatchai police did not identify the suspect to The Phuket Express.