Naew Na reported that a team of five Chonburi immigration officers arrested a 45 year old German national outside a hotel in Pattaya.
Bert E. was on overstay of five days and was handed over to the custody of the Pattaya police.
The arrest team was led by Pol Capt Prasert Chaiwong with four other colleagues.
They were sent into action by the chief of Chonburi immigration Pol Col Samphan Leuangsajjakun who in turn was acting under orders from national immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong “Big Oud” Chingduang, said Naew Na.
The media said that the arresting officers were following the strict policy of the chief. They stated that it was not about the length of the overstay but the principle of the rule. The German man is expected to spend some time at the immigration detention center and then be blacklisted for up to five years and deported.
Naew Na urged the public to continue making calls to the immigration police on 1178. They stated that the vast majority of overstays being caught were concerned citizens being good Samaritans and reporting those on overstay.
Naew Na did not give the name of the hotel outside which the arrest took place but said it was in the Na Klua area.
Source: Naew Na