The Patong Police have investigated after they received complaints that foreigners were doing forbidden jobs as barbers and salon workers.
The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (July 5th), they inspected a barber shop in Soi Saen Sabai. The owner and all the staff were Thai.
Another five barber shops in Soi Ban San were inspected. Two of them were closed. Three other shops were found with Thai owners and Thai barber staff. However, three migrant workers were found with no work permits.
The Patong Police concluded the inspection did not find any foreigners working as barbers or salon workers but would take action on the migrant workers.
The Phuket Express notes that barbers and salon workers are a protected Thai occupation and foreigners cannot work in this field or obtain work permits to do so.