Two Overstaying Russians Arrested in Wichit

Wichit –

Two Russians were arrested in Wichit for 35 days of overstay.

The Wichit Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they arrested a 26 year-old Russian man and 22 year-old Russian woman at a house in Wichit. They both were found with 35 days of overstay. They were taken to the Wichit Police Station to face charges of overstaying.

Specific details about the couple or how they were discovered were not released to The Phuket Express by Thai police.

Phuket Police are recently cracking down on illegally working and overstaying foreigners after a viral incident involving a Swiss expat. See other related stories in the links below:

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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.