Kazakhstani Woman Arrested in Thalang for Allegedly Being an Illegal Taxi Driver

Thalang –

A Kazakhstani woman was arrested in the Mai Khao sub-district after she was found allegedly being an illegal taxi driver.

The Tha Chatchai Police told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (March 6th) at 6:30 P.M. they and Phuket Immigration Officers arrested a woman identified only as Mrs. YEKATERINA, Kazakhstani national, in front of a condominium in the Mai Khao sub-district.

The case came about because the Tha Chatchai police found a website in the Russian language advertising Phuket tourism with transportation services. Police contacted them for transportation for picking them up at a condominium. The Kazakhstani illegal taxi driver then showed up before the arrested.

She was taken to the Tha Chatchai Police Station to face charges of working without permission (taxi driver). The Phuket Express notes that work permits and visas are unavailable for foreigners acting as taxi drivers.

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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.