UPDATE: Royal Thai Immigration Commander Orders Crackdown on ‘Foreign Mafia’ in Phuket

Phuket –

A prominent Royal Thai Immigration commander has ordered a crackdown on ‘foreign mafia’ in Phuket after six foreigners, including Indian and Russian nationals, attacked Immigration officers.

Our previous stories:

Two Immigration officers were injured after they were attacked by a foreign man while searching for a different wanted Indian man at a villa in Thalang.

Multiple foreigners have been given a lifetime ban after an incident that saw several Immigration officers injured when the foreigners attempted to stop Immigration officers from serving a search warrant on a property to look for and arrest a wanted Indian national.

Officers arrested six foreigners in total including Mr. NIKHIL, Indian, for attacking Immigration officials and blocking them from performing their duties. Three foreigners were also arrested for overstaying their legal visas.

Now for the update:

The Royal Thai Immigration Bureau Chief Lieutenant General Itthiphon Itthisarnronnachai visited Phuket after the incident. He gave encouragement to law enforcement officers who had been injured after being attacked by six Indian men in Thalang.

Lieutenant General Itthiphon said foreigners who are not respectful of Thai laws must be deported especially if they are being aggressive and are a threat to the country. Itthiphon added that all foreign criminals would be removed from Phuket and Thailand.

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.