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Phuket overstay checks continue

Thirteen individuals were apprehended for violations of the Immigration Act, according to reports released by Phuket Immigration. Among them, seven foreigners were detained for overstaying between September 1 and 30.

Additionally, one individual faced charges for failing to comply with the 90-day reporting mandate under Section 37(5) of the Immigration Act. Two homeowners or managers of properties were also charged under Section 38 for not reporting foreign occupants.

Furthermore, two foreigners were arrested for robbery, while another was apprehended based on an outstanding warrant, although specifics regarding these three incidents were not provided.

Phuket Immigration had identified 228 targets, with the majority located in Chalong, Patong, Phuket Town, Wichit, Cherng Talay, Kathu, Kamala, Thalang, Karon, Sakhu, and Tha Chatchai.

During the period, Immigration authorities checked 375 individuals, with the most common nationalities being Russian, Chinese, British, Myanmar, and Canadian.

Nine Yellow Cards were issued in September, primarily to British, Myanmar, and Russian nationals. However, two Yellow Cards were not associated with any specific nationality.

Regarding arrivals by air, Phuket saw 40,210 Russians, 37,343 Chinese, 21,108 Australians, 18,990 Indians, and 13,086 Malaysians. Overall, 242,780 foreigners arrived by air, with 288,528 having their accommodations registered with Immigration.

Moreover, 22,349 foreigners arrived by sea, with Singaporeans, Malaysians, Indonesians, Indians, and Filipinos being the most common nationalities.

Phuket welcomed five cruise liners, along with 30 private yachts and 15 cargo vessels, during the previous month, while no fishing boats were reported.

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