• American, S Korean, and Indian citizen arrested.

    Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang and other officers from the Immigration Police reported the arrest of 3 cases. The first case is the arrest of a 26-year-old American citizen. The suspect has an arrest warrant out in his name back in the USA. He had committed child molestation on his own sister who was only 14 years old, the case took place in August of this year. The suspect flew into Thailand on 30 August with a temporary visitor visa. He was arrested at a meditation center in Min Buri District, Bangkok. Officials believe him as a threat to society and are wanted by foreign officials.

    The second case is the arrest of a 30-year-old South Korean citizen. Officials were notified from multiple hostel owners that there has been a man robbing hostels in Bangkok. At the moment of the arrest, the suspect had evidence including a combination wrench and multiple foreign currency bills. The investigation discovered that he came into Thailand on 30 June 2016 and has overstayed his visa for 3 years and 26 days. Officials believe that throughout the years living here the man has robbed at least 10 hostels. He was arrested while checking into a hostel at Jakkawat Area, Bangkok.

    Credit: Immigration Police
    Credit: Immigration Police

    The third and last case is the arrest of an Indian citizen who committed sexual assault on a 26-year-old Thai woman while they were in a hostel in the Phayathai Area, Bangkok. Officials found information through the Biometrics and Pibics systems that revealed the suspect lived and worked in Trang Province as a University Professor. This was his first arrest, he was sent to the Phayathai police station for prosecution.

    FB Caption: The American man molested his 14-year-old sister and was found in a meditation center. The Indian man sexually assaulted a Thai woman is a University Professor in Trang Province. The S Korean man is estimated to have robbed at least 10 hostels throughout Bangkok.


  • New arrests of criminals hiding in Thailand.

    There are 2 new arrests made by the Immigration Police related to criminals hiding in Thailand. The first arrest is of a Burmese man with an arrest warrant out in his name in Myanmar. While the second arrest is of a Chinese man with a fraud case attached to him including damages of over 85 Million THB.

    The Immigration Police was informed of Soe Htun, a man with an arrest warrant out in his name in Myanmar. Officials traced back his travels and didn’t find any information coming in or leaving Thailand since 2017. The investigation discovered security camera footage that showed Soe at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Officials believe that he entered the country illegally. New information showed that Soe had checked into a hotel in Phranakorn, Bangkok. The police found him as planned and the arrest was made.

    The next case is the arrest of a Chinese man who had overstayed his Visa in Thailand. Chen Ying 45 years old is on the escape from a bank fraud case with criminal charges in China. Back in 2013, Chen handed in fake contracts, fake financial credits, and other fake documents to a bank in China as he was applying for a loan. His acts caused damages of over 85 Million THB.

    Chen left China on 27 March 2014. Chinese officials put out an arrest warrant on charges of fraud for Chen on 23 August 2017. Officials discovered that Chen had history showing that he had been hiding in Chonburi Province and had overstayed his Visa. Chen came into Thailand on a tourist Visa TR-15 on 28 March 2014.

    The Visa expired on 11 April 2014, Chen extended his Visa at the Samut Prakan Immigration Office under medical reasons that allowed him to stay in the Kingdom for another 90 days, 8 July 2014. This was his last extension to stay in Thailand.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    Chen was arrested in Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Province and was sent to the Bang Lamung Police for prosecution.

    FB Caption: He had caused over 85 Million THB of damages to a bank back in his country.


  • Wanted Russian man arrested hiding in Thailand.

    A man from Russia was arrested by officials in Chonburi. Sergey 52 years old is wanted by the Interpol in relation to a case involving fraud amounting to more than 20 Million THB in damages. The Investigation Sector in the Immigration Police were notified on 25 September 2019 by a good citizen who wishes to remain anonymous about a Russian man hiding in Thailand.

    The citizen claimed that there was a Russian man with an arrest warrant out in his name in Russia. The man has come into Thailand to hide from Russian Officials and the law in his own country. The Thai Police then contacted the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand and discovered that Sergey first traveled into Thailand on 14 December 2011.

    Afterward, Sergey regularly traveled back and forth between Russia and Thailand. His latest activity in Thailand was on 14 September 2018 when he went to extend his stay in Thailand to 13 October 2018 at the Ban Pakkad Immigration Office in Chanthaburi Province. Sergey never went to extend his duration of stay, but he still remained in Thailand as a permanent residence with no goal to leave the country. The news of the arrest was published on 15 October 2019, coming to a total of 347 Days that Sergey has overstayed in Thailand since the stamped date.

    Credit: Immigration Police
    Credit: Immigration Police

    Sergey opened a construction company in Russia. His projects also involved government constructions. Then from 2014 to 2015, Sergey cheated clients in his company including the construction of a Prosecutor’s Office in Surgut, Russia with damages amounting to over 20 Million THB. After being charged in the fraud case, Sergey made his escape to Thailand.

    The Interpol put out a Red Notice for Sergey on 12 November 2018. The suspect was arrested in Chonburi Province in front of a restaurant named Livv Finest Food and Drinks, Bang Lamung District, Chonburi. Sergey will be prosecuted by the Pattaya Police.

    FB Caption: Interpol put out a Red Notice for Sergey on 12 November 2018.

    Source: Immigration Bureau


  • American arrested hiding in Thailand wanted by Homeland Security

    The Immigration Police are responsible for foreigners residing in Thailand, especially those hiding from illegal charges in their countries, and even worse those using Thailand as a base to their illegal activities. The Immigration Police reported on 23 September 2019 of an American man hiding in Thailand. Officials were contacted from the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) under emergency circumstances of an International Criminal named Derick.

    Derick had committed serious crimes in Virginia and North Carolina. Some of his charges include owning explosives, robbery, breaking and entering, contempt of court, obstruction of justice,  bomb threats, DUI charges, dealing marijuana, possession of weapons, pickpocketing, and multiple cases of theft.

    The Virginia Court has issued an arrest warrant in his name under charges of marijuana sales and the possession of deadly weapons. In September 2019, the US heard the news that Derick has traveled into Thailand since September of 2014. He had a Visa allowing him to remain in the Kingdom until 19 October 2014, but there is no information of an extension of stay or information of Derick leaving the country.

    Officials sent the information to HSI in the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, revealing that Derick is a wanted man with many criminal charges against him. He is an extremely dangerous individual to society and the Kingdom. The Immigration Police has been working with HSI, investigation results lead to information that Derick is hiding in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.

    The Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration Police were notified of the news leading to the successful arrest of Derick. The Biometrics system helped greatly in tracking Derick down. Now in Thailand, International criminals like Derick will have a much harder time if they decide to come into Thailand specifically to hide from their crimes believing that they can start over and become a nobody even after hurting so many people.

    Credit: Thai Immigration
    Credit: Thai Immigration

    FB Caption: Some of Derick charges include owning explosives, robbery, breaking and entering, contempt of court, obstruction of justice,  bomb threats, DUI charges, dealing marijuana, possession of weapons, pickpocketing, and multiple cases of theft.

    Source: immigration.go.th



  • British Tourist Slaps Immigration Officer

    This is the shocking moment a British tourist SLAPS an immigration officer after being hit with a $4,000 fine – for overstaying her visa.


    Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, arrived at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday (July 28) night to catch a flight to Singapore. But after receiving her boarding pass, she went through immigration checks where an immigration officer noticed her month-long visa had expired on February 18.

    Auj-e, who is of Pakistani descent, was taken into an office at 9.25pm where airport staff told her she had to pay a $25 fine for each of the days overstayed.

    Having been in the country illegally for 160 days, she had to stump up a staggering $4,000.

    The bill sent Auj-e into a foul-mouthed rage and she was caught on camera branding immigration officer Ardyansyah, 28, a ”f***ing basta*d”.

    When she tries to snatch back her passport, Ardyansyah quickly pulls it away – and she retaliates by slapping him.

    Immigration Chief Ngurah Rai Aris Amran said: ”She slapped the officer, who is a respected guard. She touched immigration, which means touching representatives of the nation. So we reported it to the police.”

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