A meeting chaired by the Tourism and Sport Minister, Somsak Pureesrisak, was highlighting progress in the bid to sweep scams and rip-offs as well as crime from Phuket.
With his term now extended for another year, Governor Maitree Intrusud was at Phuket Police Headquarters with representatives from Phuket authorities, the Department of Special Investigation and Phuket police.
Investigators had checked 1289 passports or documents of foreigners or ''aliens,'' the meeting heard.
A total of 77 people had been charged with overstaying, and 15 had been charged with work permit offences.
Twenty-six Burmese had been arrested for not having permission to be in Thailand.
Investigators had made 28 arrests in relation to copy goods, and the DSI's own checkpoints had produced 111 arrests for driving offences.
A sweep had been made through 467 karaoke clubs, bars and game shops, with 332 people ''at risk'' - the usual description of previous offenders - being discovered.
A total of 284 people have been arrested. Of those 14 arrests were made for illegal possession of handguns, and 24 arrests were made for people wirthout gun licences.
A total of 83 drivers of illegal ''black'' taxis had been arrested, along with 44 people charged with prostitution.
More specific details about the aims, objectives and duration if the campaign are likely to emerge as the meeting continues.