Hot! Phuket Police Target Foreign Mafia

Police are planning a crackdown on foreign criminals in Phuket, Bangkok Post reports

Pol Maj Gen Surachet said in a statement that there are several groups of foreign criminals known to police in the area, many of whom commit firearms, drugs, and fraud offences. He also stated that they sometimes “disguise themselves as language teachers or football players”.

This week, police in the province will carry out a series of raids in the hopes of eradicating these foreign gangs.

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Gen Surachet said that while these criminals usually extort money from other foreigners, they have been known to also target Thai victims. “In either case we have to act because these foreign outfits are using Thailand as their base of criminal activities”, he said.

In line with this crackdown, the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) is compiling information about foreign criminal outfits in order to help police to put a stop to these mafia networks.

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