Foreigner Allegedly Attempts to Sell Fake Gold Watch in Phuket

Phuket –

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.

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.