Russian Man Arrested For Allegedly Operating Illegal Motorbike Rental Business on Koh Pha Ngan

Surat Thani –

A Russian man was arrested on Tuesday (March 12th) after he was allegedly found operating an online motorbike rental business on Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani.

The Koh Pha Ngan District officials told the Phuket Express that at 10:00 A.M. on the day in question they arrested a 21-year-old Russian man on Koh Pha Ngan. Seized from him was a 300cc motorbike, a mobile phone, and some personal documents.

The arrest followed after officials discovered that there were allegedly many foreigners working illegally on the island. Some of them were reportedly operating motorbike rental services via online platforms. The Russian man had posted advertisements on a Facebook group offering a 300cc motorbike for rent.

He was taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station to face charges of working without permission.

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.