Russian Man Arrested for Allegedly Hiring Illegal Workers at Restaurant on Pha Ngan Island

Surat Thani –

A Russian man was arrested at a restaurant on the Pha Ngan Island in Surat Thani after he allegedly hired three illegal Myanmar workers.

The Koh Pha Ngan Island authorities told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they arrested the 47-year-old unidentified Russian man in question. He presented himself to police as the restaurant owner. He is facing charges of being an employer who did not report to legal officials of hiring employees within 15 days, allowing foreigners to work as a cashier, employing foreigners who did not have work permits, and providing a working place for illegal workers.

Police also arrested two Myanmar men aged 33 and 34, and one 18-year-old Myanmar woman. One of them was facing charges of illegally entering Thailand and working without permission. Two of them are facing charges of being foreigners who have work permits but did not report themselves as being employed to officials within 15 days and working outside of their legal work permit obligations.

They were all taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station.

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.