A 28-year-old Nigerian man identified as Ifechokwu Anigo, was arrested by Thailand Police for entering the country illegally.

The Nigerian man who reportedly sneaked across the border to live in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district, Thailand, was arrested in Aranyaprathet on Sunday evening, September 2. Parading the suspect before newsmen on Monday Morning, Sa Kaew police chief Pol Col Benjapol Rodsawat said the Nigerian mam was arrested in front of Wang Pla Tong Market. His passport did not show an entry visa stamp, and he was thus charged with unlawful entry into the kingdom.

Surachet who urged members of the public to call the Tourist Police Bureau 1155 hotline if they detect foreigners involved in suspicious activities, also disclosed that Seventy-two foreigners including Nigerians, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly overstaying their visa among other charges after tourist police and other agencies searched 75 locations across Thailand.

According to him, 11 foreigners were arrested for allegedly overstaying their visa and 46 for entering the kingdom illegally, while 15 other foreigners were arrested on other charges. Speaking during a press conference at Chana Songkram police station to announce the result of the 20th “X-ray Outlaw Foreigner” Operation Surachet said 34 similar operations have been carried out so far and 4,159 targeted areas have been searched, netting 1,904 foreigners.

Three international schools, two English language schools and 13 normal schools as well as 57 other areas have been checked by the police in its latest operation, and more than 2,000 foreigners have been blacklisted as persona non-grata.

Source : lailasnews


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