Russian National Arrested for Overstaying and 1 Million Baht Bribery Attempt in Surat Thani

Tourists on Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Busy street in Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Photo: Fabio Achilli / flickr.

On July 10th, the Koh Pha Ngan Tourist Police apprehended a suspect identified only as Mr. Denis, a 42-year-old Russian national, at a house in [Read More…]

‘French’ Man Claiming to be Religious Leader Arrested on Koh Phangan for Visa Overstay

Ferry at Haad Rin pier in Koh Phangan
Ferry at Haad Rin pier in Koh Phangan. Photo: Manfred Werner.

Tourist police arrested a “French” man claiming to be a religious leader on Koh Phangan in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani on June 23rd, [Read More…]

Foreigners arrested for illegally running daycare, wakeboarding centre in Koh Phangan

Water-ski on a beach in Koh Phangan island, Surat Thani
Water ski on a beach in Koh Phangan island, Surat Thani. Photo: Jan Rehschuh.

SURAT THANI: Several foreigners were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly operating a daycare facility and a wakeboarding service centre on Koh Phangan. Two Foreign Yoga [Read More…]

Polish Man Arrested in Koh Pha Ngan after Allegedly Working Without Legal Permission

Tourists on Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Busy street in Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Photo: Fabio Achilli / flickr.

A Polish man was arrested after he was found allegedly illegally working by inviting people to join a mental wellness program on the Pha Ngan [Read More…]