‘Big Joke’ orders crackdown on foreigners who overstay in Thailand

Deputy Police Chief and former Chief of Immigration Big Joke is on the prowl for foreigners who overstay their visa time in Thailand. Not only that, however Big Joke is not going to stand for immigration officers who give out illicit visas in exchange for bribes, both.
Pl. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, aka “Big Joke,” made the comments after a Chinese man was tortured by a gang of overstayers on dodgy visas.
In a press conference held yesterday, Big Joke spoke about the recent case of forty one 12 months outdated Ren Haibo. A Chinese gang kidnapped and tortured Ren in Chon Buri province. The gang tied black tape round Ren’s eyes and his face. They tied his neck, arms, and legs with rope. Then, they minimize off his little finger.
The gang despatched a video to Ren’s 20 year outdated Thai girlfriend, requesting a staggering ransom of 150 million baht – or 30 million yuan – in trade for Ren’s freedom. Her household transferred one hundred fifty,000 baht and didn’t hear from the gang again. Ren managed to free himself on Tuesday and went to the police.
The police’s investigation revealed that the Chinese torture gang overstayed their vacationer visas in Thailand for a couple of year. Some of them had magically acquired “student visas” stamped in Udon Thani in northeast Thailand. But they have been criminals, not college students.
The sufferer had also changed his status to a scholar in Phrae province in northern Thailand. He too was not a scholar.
Big Joke mentioned it was clear that immigration officers in Phrae and Udon Thani had failed to validate the criminal’s claims they were college students.
The deputy police chief mentioned it is not uncommon for foreign criminals escaping prosecution to return to Thailand on a tourist visa and bribe their way onto a student visa. Then, they commit crimes within the kingdom.
In Backed to Ren’s torture, Big Joke offered a listing of names to China to check whether there are any arrest warrants out for any of them of their home country.
He has instructed immigration officers at the borders and at all offices to clamp down on overstayers. He has demanded the police force to rid Thailand of international criminals.
Big Joke said…
“Let good folks into the country. Do not let in criminals who create chaos and damage our nation. I even have despatched an inventory of Chinese names to the Chinese cost d’affaires to be cross-checked for arrest warrants.
“From now on, immigration places of work and checkpoints everywhere in the nation must seek for, find and wipe out and arrest any foreigner who has overstayed. These people could presumably be criminals on the run who have fled into hiding..

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