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Foreigners working illegally – Norwegian arrested for driving passengers on Koh Phangan

Police operations targeting foreigners working illegally in Thailand have led to the arrests of a Norwegian woman on Koh Phangan island.

Unni Sekkesaeter, a 56-year-old Norwegian, was arrested at Tha Sala pier in Phangan district of Surat Thani on Thursday. A combined force of immigration, tourist and local police arrested her after she sent off two tourists from her Toyota Sedan bearing the message saying Phangan Paragon Resort & Spa, according to Surat Thani immigration chief Pol Col Naruewat Phutthaviro.

Ms Sekkesaeter faced charges for transporting passengers in her vehicle, and she admitted to the charge, he added.

Thai law prohibits foreigners from driving passengers.

The Norwegian is also the general manager of Pure Lifestyle, a company operating Phangan Paragon Resort & Spa and other resorts on the southern tourist island known for the popular Full Moon Party.

Pol Col Naruewat said police had been instructed to charge the firm and its authorised director for allowing her to engage in work prohibited for foreigners.

Read the full story at Bangkok Post – Norwegian arrested for driving for passengers on Koh Phangan which was brought to us by Google Alerts.

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