Russian arrested for 188-day overstay on Koh Pha Ngan

A Russian national has been arrested at Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani for overstaying his visa by a staggering 188 days. Surat Thani Immigration officers confirmed the arrest of 50 yr previous Leonid Toisloi.
The Russian man was apprehended in front of a convenience retailer in the northern city of Chalok Lam earlier this week.
The authorities have taken motion and charged him with overstaying his visa. He is now being held at Koh Pha Ngan Police Station and is awaiting deportation for his overstay.
It is not known how Toisloi came to the eye of the immigration authorities, but the case is considered one of many instances of Thailand’s current enforcement of visa laws.
Immigration workplaces across the country have been cracking down on foreigners overstaying their stamps or visas. A marketing campaign on the end of last yr aggressively sought out vacationers who have remained in the kingdom long gone the date stamped of their passports.
In Tools , the province that incorporates Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, the immigration workplace is using new technology. Officers have geared up Smart Patrol Cars with superior facial recognition to examine foreigners quickly. Immigration officers are patrolling in WiFi-enabled cars, usually a BMW, to crack down on foreigners who have overstayed.
Surat Thani Immigration Police, and Koh Pha Ngan Provincial Police went on a tour of Thailand’s fifth-biggest island in November on the hunt for visa overstayers within the kingdom.
Three foreigners had been arrested and detained at Koh Pha Ngan Police Station. Russian Alexander Makevich was nabbed for overstaying his visa by 29 days. Police additionally arrested a French lady, Ophelia Marie Miriam Jacque, for overstaying her visa by ninety three days. Both had been charged under suspicion of, “being an alien whose permitted entry into the kingdom has run out.”
In record time on the island was found to have no history of ever having a valid visa in Thailand. Police arrested Kaew Inthong Laladwo Kham, of Laos nationality, under suspicion of, “being an alien entering and staying in the kingdom with out permission,” violating Section 54 of the Immigration Act of 1979..

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