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Russian Man Arrested in Phuket for Allegedly Working Illegally Online

A Russian man was arrested on Monday (May 6th) in Phuket after he was found allegedly illegally working online.

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Phuket Immigration told the Phuket Express that they were notified by a concerned good citizen that a foreigner was working providing massages illegally via Instagram and Whatsapp. An officer contacted him via an online channel. They then operated a sting operation to buy his massage services in the Russian language. They paid 200 US dollars which was about 7,000 baht.

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By Goongnang Suksawat
The Phuket Express

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