IMMIGRATION police arrested a South Korean man in Chonburi today (June 19) for overstaying his visa for 1,582 days after which they found out he is also wanted in South Korea on online gambling charges, Naewna newspaper said.
A team of immigration police spotted Mr. Kim (pseudonym), 35, in Bang Lamung district and asked to check his papers because he was behaving in a suspicious manner whereupon it was discovered that he had overstayed for 1,582 days having entered Thailand on November 3, 2018 and his visa expiring on January 31, 2019.
A background check led to the discovery there is an Interpol Red Notice issued for Kim as he is wanted in South Korea on the charges of conspiring with accomplices in running online gambling with 5,919,442,923 won cash flow or around 160 million baht.
In South Korea running online gambling is an offence under a sports promotion law with the penalty being a maximum seven years imprisonment or at most a 70 million won fine, around 190 million baht.
He was taken to Pattaya City police station for legal action on overstaying charges.
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