Illegal Foreign Tour Guide Arrested in Phuket Old Town

Phuket –

An illegal foreign tour guide was arrested in the Phuket Old Town.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (February 6th) they inspected a shop in Phuket Old Town after they were notified from concerned citizens about illegal tour guides.

They arrested a suspect identified as Mr. Chang Ting, 31, in Soi Rommanee. The Phuket Express noted that the Phuket Tourist Police did not disclose his nationality but only said he is not Thai.

He was taken to the Phuket City Police Station to face charges of working without a work permit and being an illegal tour guide.

The Phuket Express notes a tour guide is a protected Thai occupation and foreigners cannot work in this field, even with a work permit.

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.