• Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:30
    Immigration police nab Iranian for allegedly duping Japanese tourist into carrying luggage containing ‘ice’
    Thai police have arrested an Iranian man who allegedly lured a Japanese tourist into carrying a bag containing about 2 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice”, and four plastic-sealed shirts soaked and laced with the drug.
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:00
    Seven Chinese charged over using fake passports in test-taking scam
    Thai police have arrested seven Chinese who were allegedly hired to take ACT (American College Testing) exams on behalf of other test-takers who wanted good results in order to apply to study in the United States, Immigration Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn told a press conference on Monday.
  • Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:30
    Cambodia pickpockets rounded up in Bangkok
    POLICE in Bangkok have arrested six Cambodian pickpockets working as a team to target foreigners, Immigration Police Bureau chief Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn announced on Sunday.
  • Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:43
    By the book: Detention of Bahraini footballer defended
    The Foreign Ministry has insisted that a Bahraini footballer detained by immigration police will have to stand trial as part of a process determining whether he will be extradited back to Bahrain.
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  • Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:00
    Thailand must release refugee to avoid diplomatic rift with Australia
    Immigration chief Pol Maj-General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn announced that he has complied with international regulations and protocols in the arrest (abduction) of Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi, visiting Thailand from his home in Australia.
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  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30
    Ten Indian men, 24 Thai women arrested over fake-marriage scam
    Police, in the ongoing crackdown on foreigners living unlawfully in the Kingdom, have arrested 10 Indian men and 24 Thai women on suspicion of involvement in a scam whereby fake marriages and false documents were used to extend the men’s stay in Thailand, the Immigration Police Bureau announced on Tuesday.
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:24
    Thailand extends detention of refugee footballer from Bahrain
    Bangkok - A refugee footballer from Bahrain has been detained for another 12 days in Thailand, an immigration official said Tuesday, as a rights group decried the "tug of war" over his fate.
  • Sun, 25 Nov 2018 20:00
    3 arrested for hiring Thais to work illegally in S Korea
    TWO THAI women and a Korean man were arrested for allegedly recruiting Thais to work illegally in South Korea, Immigration Police chief Maj-General Surachet Hakpal told the press at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday.
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
    Suvarnabhumi Immigration bullying is a tourism-killer
    I arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday night. Friends with a one-month-old baby were waiting to pick me up so I was hurrying to Immigration. While getting my visa checked a more senior Immigration officer appeared out of nowhere and examined my passport.
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  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
    Former honorary consul held for selling counterfeit visa stamps to Thailand
    POLICE HAVE arrested a former honorary consul for allegedly producing counterfeit entry visa stamps and immigration documents and selling them to Russians wishing to come to Thailand.
  • Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:05
    Fast-entry online visa system for 20 nations launched at Thai airports
    Immigration Bureau acting commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal on Wednesday officially launched the e-Via on Arrival (E-VOA) system that is expected to cut visa processing time to as little as one minute.
  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:34
    Malaysian fraud fugitive handed over to embassy authorities
    Thai immigration police have arrested a Malaysian fugitive who is wanted on an alleged Bt17-million fraud charge, Immigration Bureau acting chief Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal said on Tuesday.
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  • Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:42
    Task force cracks down on gang collecting beach entrance fees
    A joint force from the Forest Protecting Operation Centre (FPOC) and the police Immigration Division this week raided a gang that had allegedly been collecting fees from foreign tourists at Phuket’s famed Freedom beach.
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  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:38
    Japanese govt must detail measures to accept foreign workers
    Deliberations on the bill to revise Japan’s Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law have started at a plenary session of the House of Representatives. The legislation would create new types of residence status to expand the scale of accepting foreign workers.
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:00
    African man accused of romance scam
    A 27-year-old man from Guinea-Bissau was arrested for allegedly forging documents to obtain a Thai visa and aiding a romance scam, said acting immigration police head Maj-Gen Surachate Hakpal.
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