Illegal British Tour Guide Arrested in Karon

Karon –

An Illegal British tour guide was arrested at the Phuket Big Buddha in Karon.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (March 7th) at 4:00 P.M. they arrested a suspect identified only as MR. Ryan, 34, British national. He was arrested at the parking area of the Phuket Big Buddha (Phra Phuttha Ming Mongkhon Ek Nakkhiri) on the Nakkerd Hill.

He was taken to the Karon Police Station to face the charge of being an illegal tour guide as well as 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.

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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.