Russian on Samui Island caught with two years of overstay, tried to flee from Immigration police

Samui Island, Surat Thani –

A Russian woman on Samui Island tried to escape before she was caught after she was found to have overstayed her visa giving her permission to be in Thailand for over two years.

The Bo Phut Police reported yesterday (October 7th) that a team from the Samui Police, Bo Phut Police, and Surat Thani Immigration Officers launched a crackdown on overstaying foreigners in the area.

Police raided a rental house in the Maret sub-district following a tip from an anonymous concerned citizen. A 59-year-old Russian woman tried to climb across a wall when she saw the officers but she failed to scale the wall completely. The woman was found with 674 days or two years of overstaying. She was taken to the Surat Thani Immigration Office for further legal action.

The overstaying crackdown came after five foreign suspects have escaped from Thailand after they were allegedly involved in extorting a Russian man for crypto currency on Samui Island.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.