Immigration Police visit Russian Convenience Center

Friday, 30 August 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By  Warunya Thongrod

Chonburi Immigration Police officials became the latest government representatives to call on the new Russian Convenience Center to ally the concerns of Pattaya’s fastest-growing tourist group.

Capt. Samruay Saman told tourists that the Immigration Police want to listen to any problems and are ready to give advice and care. His comments were translated by staff at the Jomtien Second Road center that opened July 17 to act as an intermediary to help Russians communicate with police and also to provide Russian-language tourist information.

Capt. Samruay Saman (center), deputy suppression inspector for Chonburi Immigration, shakes hands with Illia Miasnikov (2nd right), Security Advisor at the Russian Convenience Center, as other Russians look on.Capt. Samruay Saman (center), deputy suppression inspector for Chonburi Immigration, shakes hands with Illia Miasnikov (2nd right), Security Advisor at the Russian Convenience Center, as other Russians look on.

Samruay was standing in for police commander Col. Chaiyot Varakjunkiat, who was busy attending a meeting. “But the fact that the immigration police didn’t cancel the meeting showed they care,” Samruay contended.

The visit to the center covered the “do’s and don’ts” of Thai law with Samruay urging the tourists to report any problems or crime involving other foreigners.

“I would like to request for cooperation regarding information on crimes committed by foreigners such as human trafficking, drugs or expired visas,” he said.

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