Chinese Man Arrested in Phuket for Allegedly Being a Tour Guide

Phuket –

A Chinese man was arrested after he was allegedly working illegally as a tour guide.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Friday (March 1st) they have arrested a man identified only as Mr. Mah, 32, a Chinese national in Wichit.

He was taken to the Wichit Police Station. He is facing charges of working without permission and being a tour guide without a license.

A tour guide is a protected Thai occupation, notes The Phuket Express, and foreigners cannot even get a work permit to legally be one.

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.