Patong Police Investigates Illegal Foreigner Allegedly Working at Barber Shop

Patong –

The Patong Police inspected a barber shop in Patong over reports from concerned citizens that a foreigner was allegedly working there illegally.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Saturday (April 27th) at 2:30 P.M. they inspected a barber shop in Patong. The inspection came after they were notified from a concerned citizen via an online channel that there was a foreigner allegedly illegally working at the barber shop.

The Patong Police said they did not find any foreigners working as a barber. There were two Thai men and a Thai woman working at the barber shop. The Phuket Express notes that hair stylists are protected occupations in Thailand and a work permit and visa is unavailable for foreigners for this job.

Patong Police stated they would continue to monitor the unidentified shop and other locations, reminding foreign nationals that they must have a valid work permit to legally work in Thailand. Police did note that some of the text in the shop was in Arabic and foreign languages, but the staff had claimed this was for customers, not for employees working.

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.