Foreigners fined for illegal fundraising

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Two Nepalese foreign volunteers were arrested and fined for allegedly begging for donations from Pattaya businesses.

Man Bahadur Thapa, 26, and Sunita Chudhary, 27, were taken into custody by Chonburi Immigration Police at the Aura shop on Thepprasit Road May 15. Officers confiscated leaflets describing a volunteer organization and volunteer identification cards.

Man Bahadur Thapa and Sunita Chudhary have been arrested for fundraising without permission.Man Bahadur Thapa and Sunita Chudhary have been arrested for fundraising without permission.

Under questioning, both admitted they had entered Thailand to solicit funds for their organization. They were charged with fundraising without permission and transferred to the Dongtan police substation where they were fined and released.