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The Thai authorities’ crackdown on foreigners working illegally in Thailand continued yesterday when a 21 12 months previous Russian nationwide was apprehended on Koh Pha Ngan island in Surat Thani for operating an illegal vehicle rental business.

The Russian, Danil Kulnevnich, was nabbed yesterday, March 12, by a joint crew of vacationer police, native police and officers at a pier in the Koh Pha Ngan district. The authorities confiscated a Honda Forza 300 with a Bangkok registration from Kulnevnich.

The arrest adopted a tip-off about international nationals in Koh Pha Ngan, a well-liked vacationer spot in the southern a part of Thailand, partaking in illegal work actions. These people have been reportedly renting out automobiles by way of social media platforms.

Investigations led the police to a Fb person, Danil Vishnya, who was discovered to have marketed a Honda Forza for hire at 10,000 baht (US$280) monthly. The commercial was posted on the Pha Ngan Bike and Automobile Lease & Sale Fb web page.

Kulnevnich was charged with working and not using a allow and was subsequently handed over to native regulation enforcement for additional authorized proceedings.

This arrest is a part of a current police crackdown on foreigners concerned in illicit work actions, following an incident in Phuket. On this incident, a Swiss nationwide was accused of assaulting a Thai lady close to his villa. The incident, which occurred late final month, led to a public uproar amongst residents, reported Bangkok Publish.

In associated information, Provincial Police Area 8 in Phuket province cracked down on illegal foreigners, charging two Russians for working with out permits at a automotive rental store owned by one other Russian.

Amid calls for investigations into foreigners’ actions, officers found the illicit business and arrested the employees. The employer additionally confronted fees for hiring with out permits.

In a associated incident, Patong Police Station apprehended two Russian girls for involvement in illegal intercourse providers.

Each instances spotlight authorities’ efforts to deal with illegal actions involving foreigners in Thailand, with penalties starting from fines to imprisonment.

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