Egyptian Man Arrested in Patong for Working at a Barber Shop

Patong –

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.

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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.