2 men nabbed for total 4 years in visa overstays

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Pattaya-area immigration officials continued their crackdown on visa overstayers, catching two men, including one who has lived in Thailand illegally for nearly three years.

Arab Mohsan, 50, was arrested just after midnight Jan. 20 near Jomtien Soi 17. A check of his passport revealed he had overstayed his visa by 1,090 days.

The Iranian entered the country on Jan. 26, 2012 on a 60-day tourist visa and had not extended or renewed it.

The same day, officers stopped an Indian man on Soi 14 near Walking Street after seeing him acting “suspiciously”. A check of his travel documents showed he had violated his visa terms by 356 days.

Vetrivet Muthukumar, 34, had entered Thailand on Jan. 15 last year and had a visa allowing a stay of up to 35 days.

Both men were booked and charged with immigration violations and were processed for immediate deportation.

Arab Mohsan from Iran overstayed his visa by 1,090 days.

Indian Vetrivet Muthukumar violated his visa terms by 356 days.