Polish Man Arrested on Pha Ngan Island after Allegedly Working Without Legal Permission

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Surat Thani –

A Polish man was arrested after he was found allegedly illegally working by inviting people to join a mental wellness program on the Pha Ngan Island without legal permission.

The Koh Pha Ngan District Chief Mr. Noppadon Khaomali told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend the Tourist Police and Phuket Immigration arrested Mr. Subhadeep, 46, Polish national, at a healing center on the Pha Ngan Island.

Officers were notified that the suspect was holding an activity named ‘Healing Self-Sabotaging Patterns to Manifest Your Heart’s Desires + Transformational Breathwork’ at a price of 900 Baht to 1,200 Baht per person.

Mr. Subhadeep told officers that he has a work permit as a manager of an accommodation company. He told officers that another company had hired him to open a mental training course. The company allegedly gives 70 percent of the revenue to him.

He was taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station to face charges of being a foreigner who has a legal work permit but did not report about his employer and work description to officers within 15 days.

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.