An Egyptian man and a female Thai owner were arrested at a barber shop in Patong.
The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend they arrested Mr. Bassem Mohamed, 38, an Egyptian National (Employee) who was doing barber work for foreigners and a woman identified only as Ms. Petchlada, 38 (employer). They were arrested at a barber shop on Taweewong Road.
They were taken to the Patong Police Station and Mr. Mohamed is facing charges of illegally working and overstaying his visa. Ms. Petchlada is facing charges of employing a foreigner who does not have a work permit.
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.