Phuket Immigration Investigates Alleged Russian Working at Tour Booth  

Phuket –

Phuket Immigration inspected a tour booth in Kata after they were notified by concerned citizens that a Russian was allegedly working illegally selling tour packages.

The Phuket Immigration told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (October 2nd), they inspected a tour booth which is located near a hotel on the Kata Road in Kata.

They found that the tour booth is being operated by the Ivan Durian Tour company with a legal tour license.

A Thai staffer, Ms. Kanittha Maneesard, was present at the booth. After that an unidentified Russian man showed up. He is the same person that a concerned citizen reported to the immigration officers.

His name is MR. IVAN PIGO, a Russian national. He has a legal temporary permit to stay in the kingdom along with a business visa which will expire on November 21st, 2023. He also has a legal work permit to do the job, said police, in an administrative and management capacity.

Immigration officers thanked Ivan for following the law and reminded him that he must follow the terms of his work permit, which forbid personally leading tours, and wished him a good day.

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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.