Illegal Ukrainian Tour Guide Arrested in Rawai


An illegal Ukrainian tour guide was arrested at an elephant camp in Rawai, Mueang Phuket.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they arrested a 35-year old Ukrainian man at an elephant camp on Wiset Road. He was found while acting as a tour guide for Russian tourists.

He was taken to Chalong Police Station to face charges of being an illegal tour guide and being a foreigner doing a protected job (tour guide).

The Phuket Express notes that tour guides are a protected occupation in Thailand and that work permits and visas are unavailable to foreigners for this job.

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.