Down & out in Pattaya, Swedish family begs for deportation

Friday, 14 March 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By  Boonlua Chatree

A broke Swedish family begged police to deport them home, as they had run out of cash and lost a passport.

Magnus Augustsson, 41, brought girlfriend Jenny West Lund, 40, and their 10-year-old son Ramus to Pattaya Police Station March 6 to seek help.

Magnus Augustsson and his family have asked police to send them home.Magnus Augustsson and his family have asked police to send them home.

Augustsson explained they had come to Pattaya six months ago and run through all their cash. However, he had also lost his passport. They have been unable to contact family in Sweden and now had only 146 baht to their names.

The Swede said he not only feared for his son, who has not been attending school, but also did not want to beg. He asked that no charges be leveled against them and that they simply be deported home.

Police are coordinating with the Swedish embassy to aid the family.

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