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Russian man has been arrested for overstaying his visa by 2,861 days in Thailand

Russian Alexey Safronenkov, seated, is caught on Koh Samui in Surat Thani province for overstaying his visa by 2,861 days. (Photo from PRESS Fire And Rescue Facebook page). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

SURAT THANI, Nov 14, 2019, Bangkok Post. A Russian man has been arrested on Koh Samui in Surat Thani for overstaying his visa by 2,861 days. Immigration and tourist police inspecting areas in Koh Samui district came across a foreign man on Soi 3, off Mae Nam Road, on Wednesday afternoon, Bangkok Post reported.

They asked for his passport and found the man’s visa had expired in 2012.

Alexey Safronenkov, 32, had overstayed his tourist visa by 2,861 days, Surat Thani immigration police chief Pol Col Supalerk Phankosol said on Thursday.

He was handed over to Koh Samui police station for legal action.

The Russian national had entered the country through Khuan Don checkpoint in Satun on Jan 12, 2012 on a tourist visa which allowed him to stay until Feb 11, 2012. He had not since left the country.

He would be blacklisted for 10 years, Thai media reported.

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