Russian National Arrested in Phuket for Alleged Illegal Motorbike Riding Lessons

Phuket, Thailand –On Sunday, June 23rd, the Phuket Tourist Police apprehended a suspect identified only as Mr. Roman, a 29-year-old Russian national, in Kathu. The arrest came after he advertised motorbike riding lessons on Instagram, garnering positive reviews from foreign customers.

Officers found Mr. Roman at a parking area in an old floating market, where he was providing a riding lesson to a female foreign customer wearing a riding uniform on a motorbike. The lesson was priced at 2,000 baht for three days.

Mr. Roman informed the police that he was teaching the Russian woman how to ride a motorbike.

However, he now faces charges of working without legal permission and has been taken to thr Kathu Police Station for further proceedings.

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 five 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.