Police to press charges against schools falsifying papers for illegal foreigners

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Bangkok – Police will press charges against a number of international and language schools for allegedly falsifying documents on behalf of foreigners.

Previous police crackdowns found a number of suspected foreign criminals in possession of educational visas, which police believed had been illegally obtained in order to allow them to remain in Thailand longer than tourist visas.

Deputy Tourist Police Bureau Commissioner Surachate Hakphal said the schools will be charged for allegedly colluding with Thai brokers and a group of immigration police officers to offer student visas to individuals who were known not to have any intention of studying during their stay in the country.

The move followed the arrest of 64 illegal aliens in 125 locations, including international schools.