Thailand Nabs an Iraqi Man on Fifteen Years of Overstay

Kanchanaburi –

An Iraqi man was arrested in Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand, for overstaying his legal visa to stay in Thailand by fifteen years.

The Kanchanaburi Immigration Chief Colonel Korn Somkanae told TPN media that they were notified by a concerned citizen that an overstaying foreigner who had recently fled from another part of Thailand to try to avoid arrest was hiding at a guesthouse in Kanchanaburi.

Law enforcement went to the unnamed guesthouse to find the 43-year-old Iraqi man in the guest house. He had entered Thailand in May 2008 with a NON-B visa. His visa had expired in August 2008. He was now on a 5,468 day overstay.

He was taken to a local police station to face overstay charges and to be brought to the Thai Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok and deported. It was unclear why he had overstayed his visa. TPN media noted the name of the Iraqi man was not released by relevant officers.

This article originally appeared on our sister website TPN National.

Adam Judd
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