Pattaya Police and immigration launched a city-wide search yesterday targeting foreigners on overstay or who might have been involved in illegal activities.
About 50 law enforcement officers swept across Pattaya City at 10:30 PM on April 5th to deter illegal activities.
The officers told The Pattaya News that they mostly targeted foreigners working illegally in Pattaya, overstayers, and illegal migrant workers.
Separated into three groups, the police and immigration visited nightclubs and several venues around crowded tourist spots such as Walking Street and Soi 6 to check tourists’ passports for overstayers. They also inspected the venues’ employees to see if they carried any weapons or illicit drugs.
According to Pattaya Police, the inspection succeeded at deterring crime as nothing illegal was found.
However, Police also said they would continue this impromptu operation on a regular basis to maintain this standard.