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Illegal worker ‘sweep’ to target Phuket

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PHUKET: A special task force of government officers will sweep through Phuket and arrest and likely deport any foreigners found working illegally, the Gazette has learned.

The move follows the creation of a Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) task force set up to identify and arrest any foreigners found working without appropriate permits.

Headed by PPEO chief Noppadol Ployudee, the team includes members of Phuket Immigration Police, Phuket Police and Phuket Marine Police.

“The team is working to monitor, arrest, prosecute and deport all illegal foreign workers,” said Mr Noppadol.

The Phuket Gazette

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