Thirty Chinese Nationals Arrested for Illegally Working at a Phuket Construction Site

Phuket –

Thirty Chinese nationals were arrested after they were found illegally working at a construction site in Thalang.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (December 19th) officers from the Phuket Tourist Police, the Thalang Police, and the Phuket Employment Office inspected a construction site in the Baan Pa Krong Cheap, Thep Krasattri sub-district.

At first twelve Chinese nationals were arrested while 18 other Chinese ran away but were finally caught. They said they were brought aboard by a Chinese head worker/supervisor. They received 300 – 600 Yuan per day (1,500-3,000 baht) and they were found to be illegally working at the construction site.

They were taken to the Thalang Police Station to face charges of working without permission.

The name of the construction site and company was withheld by the Thai police.

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.