Swedish Man Arrested on Samui Island for 75 Days of Overstaying

Samui Island, Surat Thani –

A34-year-old Swedish man was arrested on Samui Island in Surat Thani for 75 days of overstaying his legal visa conditions.

Surat Thani Immigration officers told the Phuket Express that recently they have arrested MR.CHRISTOPHER TONY SETFORS, 34, a Swedish national. He was arrested on the Chaweng Beach Road in front of a department store.

He is now at 75 days of overstaying his visa according to police. He was taken to the Bophut Police Station to face overstaying charges and is waiting to be deported.

The arrest followed Surat Thani Immigration officers patrolling to crack down on overstaying foreigners. This can include random passport checks which are legal in Thailand.

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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.