Thailand launched an active crackdown on people violating immigration laws by arresting more than 9,000 suspects, including South Koreans.
The Bangkok Post reported today that Thai police and immigration officials arrested 9,265 foreign suspects last week, 97.5 percent of whom were accused of violating the immigration law by overstaying.
The newspaper said the Thai Immigration Bureau has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his powers to “issue a ban on foreigners found guilty of overstaying in Thailand from re-entering the country for one to ten years.”
The move is aimed at cutting the number of illegal migrants by 80 percent, down from the estimated 800,000 overstayers.
Source: Busan eFM News
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