The chief of the Immigration Bureau Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang has formally announced the arrest of a Russian man who was blacklisted and deported and who then changed his name and went back to Koh Phangan as a Romanian.
Sergey Milentiy was previously based on the holiday island in southern Thailand. In January of 2016 he was fined for illegal work and given a two month sentence and fine for running a business without a licence.
The sentence was suspended and he was deported and blacklisted.
However, in September of last year he sneaked back into Thailand on a new fake passport posing as Romanian national Sergiu Milentii.
He was finally caught staying at the Up 2 You hotel on Koh Phangan on May 9th of this year.
He will now be deported again.
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