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Phuket Immigration: Deporting, blacklisting foreigners for drug charges since 1979

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PHUKET: Following the recent spate of foreigners being charged with minor drug offenses, the chief of Phuket Immigration today confirmed that all foreigners arrested for drug use, or any drug-related offense, are transferred to Bangkok and deported – following the Immigration Act BE 2522.

“The law is not new. It has been in use since 1979. Any foreigners found guilty in any drug cases will be deported,” Phuket Immigration Superintendent Sunchai Chokkajaykij told the Phuket Gazette.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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