Yemeni Man Arrested for Allegedly Working at Patong Grocery Store

Patong –

A Yemeni man was arrested after he was allegedly found working illegally at a grocery store in Patong.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Abdulwali, 38, Yemeni national. He was arrested at a grocery store in Soi Saen Sababai in Patong.

He has a legal work permit but it did not allow him to specifically be a salesperson. The Patong Police did not reveal what exactly the job description is in his work permit.

He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of working without permission. The Phuket Express adds that it is important to note that work permits and visas are not available for foreigners to work as salespeople in front of shops.

The crackdown on foreigners breaking Thai laws came again after Chalong police officers captured two New Zealand nationals who allegedly refused to pull over for a traffic offense, evaded police arrest, and were later accused of assaulting an officer who pursued them in Chalong.

General Surachet Hakparn, the Thai Deputy National Police Chief has ordered to revoke the visas of two New Zealander men involved in a viral alleged assault on a Thai police officer and blacklist them from Thailand. The two men were also allegedly trying to bribe police when they were arrested.

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.