National Royal Thai Police officials expressed satisfaction with efforts by the Chonburi Immigration Office in weeding out foreign criminal elements in Pattaya.
Chonburi Superintendent Pol. Col. Chaiyot Walukjulkiat met Aug. 27 with RTP advisor Pol. Gen. Wuthi Liptapanlop and deputy Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol. Col. Chusak Panus-aumphorn to review arrest statistics and trans-national crime suppression efforts.
Ten foreign fugitives have been apprehended hiding out in the Pattaya area this year, all arrested on Interpol warrants.
Pol. Gen. Wuthi Liptapanlop meets the press and announces his satisfaction with the Chonburi Immigration Department located in Jomtien.
Thirty nationals from 30 different countries have been detained from January 2012 to July 2014, one third of them Russian or Ukrainian.
Three Britons, two Austrians, two Belgians, two Swedes and one each from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Myanmar, Norway, Switzerland, Tajikistan were taken into custody both minor and serious offenses.
So far this year (January 2014-July 2014), the immigration office also had plenty of routine cases of working illegally (121), expired visas (64), work permit infractions (6), entering the kingdom illegally (814), alien beggars (67), forging documents (6), revoked visas (65) and other crimes ranging from harboring illegal aliens to impersonating traffic police.
Wuthi called the statistics satisfactory evidence that immigration officials are succeeding at eliminating foreign criminal elements in Pattaya.