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Phuket Expats and Tourists in Trouble With the Law: The List

Sunday, February 26, 2012
PHUKET: Drawing conclusions about the latest list of expats who have allegedly broken Thai laws on Phuket is difficult.

There are inevitably a crop of drug-possessions and driving offences. Some of the offences are minor, others more alarming.

Some are the result of Phuket's expat scammers. Others? It's hard to tell.

For instance, we'd be keen to know more about what might have happened to the Russian gentleman who found himself charge in a dispute with a Patong jet-ski operator.

List are always unsatisfactory in that regard. But by releasing the names, the Phuket police are able to demonstrate that not all visitors come to Phuket for the sunshine.

These people have all been charged but some of them may in the end be found innocent.

On a recent visit to Phuket Provincial Prison, it was evident that while most of the expat prisoners shared one cell, others mixed more easily with the locals. To the guy who gave us the middle finger, all we can say is, we hope you are not doing 15 years.

Sadly, there's no separation of remand prisoners who have yet to face trial from those who have already been tried and convicted.

Here's the latest list of expats who have been charged with offences over the past three months.

The list will be presented to Phuket's honorary consuls when they meet with Phuket administrators on Monday.

JefferyScott Morrison America November 17 Patong marijuana possession
Jibilou Sebastien France November 18 Patong mariajuana possession
Baukens Keven Belgium November 18 Patong mariajuana possession
Mazzawi Shabib Israel November 19 Patong mariajuana possession
Stephen Taylor Britain November 21 Phuket airport construction with no permit
Mauro Coppola Italy September 12 Patong dangerous driving
Aleksei Omelianchuk Russia November 23 Patong production of illegal drug
Alexander Danilov Russia November 23 Patong production of illegal drug
Khedri Fahd France November 23 Patong assault
Stephen David Paker Britain November 23 Tungtong
Paul John Britain November 23 Patong drink and drive
Florent Gny Fache France November 25 Patong drink and drive
Bjorn Lennart Sweden November 25 Phuket City No work permit
Jan Margret Australia November 26 Patong Drink and drive
Hani India November 28 Patong No work permit
Ummed Simggh Rawat November 28 Patong No work permit
Pritam Singh November 28 Patong No work permit
Abdullah Muhammad Pakistan November 28 Patong No work permit
Bayon Anthony France November 28 Patong drink and drive
Ioannis Skoutelas Greece December 1 Patong no work permit
Olabode Fashina South Africa December 2 Phuket City visa overstay
Alexander Bernerson Sweden December 3 Phket City robbery
Marcel Hazar France December 4 Patong drink and drive
Sergey Kuzmin Russia December 5 Patong robbery
Naser Amin Jordan December 14 Patong robbery
Meier Roman Switzerland December 16 Patong cocaine
Arnavi Vadra Israel December 21 Thalang no guide work permit
Konatantinkhomotov Russia December 22 Thaland drink and drive
Pavel Zhuravlev Russia December 25 Kamala possession of ya ice
Vladimir Svetli Chnyy Russia December 25 Patong possession of marijuana
Anthony Thomas Granata America December 28 Thalang No work permit
Alpay Alostor Ressel Philippines December 28 Thalang No work permit
Faaloga Luke Tovia New Zealand December 29 Phuket City

2012

Paden John Hughes Australia January 4 Patong possession of restricted drug
Nathan Frank Alexander Wojcik Australia January 4 Patong possession of restricted drug
Diego Dandello Italy January 5 Patong mairjuanna possession
Setterlund Svanta Per Olof Sweden January 5 Phuket City no visa or work permit
Shankar Sunil India January 7 Tachatchai Possession of a restricted drug
Frendrik Stefan Franzen Sweden January 8 Patong Drink and drive
Ollimatti Olavi Vehkalahti Finland January 8 Patong Drink and drive
Georgi Andrew Russia January 9 Jet-ski fraud in dispute
Vladimir Pashnin Russia January 18 Kamala no permit to work as a guide
Alena Kiseleva Russia January 18 Kamala no permit to work as a guide
Beilken Dane Paul Australia January 21 Tachatchai possession of marijuana
Alexander Ivannikov Russia January 23 Patong possession of marijuana
Ilya Ivannikov Russia January 23 Patong possession of marijuana
Adel Pashin Russia January 29 Patong robbery
Valery Vivolonets Russia January 29 Patong robbery
Robert Scott Eaton America January 29 Patong robbery, no visa
Maxx Wiliem Tigerstam Sweden February 1 Patong possession of a restricted drug
Saud Amah Faircz Kuwait February 1 Patong driving dangerously
Jean Filip Boivie Sweden February 1 Patong no visa
Farkas Ferenc Gyula Hungary February 2 Phuket City no visa
Simon Beriev Russia February 3 Patong possession of marijuana
Aubrey Rose Pengson Philippines February 3 Patong no visa, no work permit
Sarabeth Servito Philippines February 3 Patong no visa, no work permit
Henry King Lee Philippines February 3 Patong no visa, no work permit
Ahton Chursin Russia February 4 Patong no work permit
Vladislav Drashchev Russia February 7 no visa
Van Der Sanden Netherlands February 8 Patong drinking and driving
Tarrex Ziadi France February 11 Patong no visa, opened pub
Gregory David Young Australia February 11 Patong drink and drive
Gregory Mikael Powell America February 15 Patong drink and drive
Moshe Shlomo America February 15 Patong robbery
Moritz Michael Hutter Switzerland February 15 drink and drive
Kim Myunghee South Korea February 18 Phuket City no visa, open pub
Dillon Thomas Deroche Canada February 20 Patong drink and drive, no licence
Kharitonov Roman Russia February 20 Patong drink and drive, no licence

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" Stephen Taylor Britain November 21 Phuket airport construction with no permit "

Interesting offence, possibly serious. We know the present airport is hopelessly overloaded, and beset with a multitude of problems but that's no excuse.

What admirable intentions but agree he should have got a permit first. Where was he building the new airport? Give the police their due for the great detective work in uncovering this crime. What will the maximum penalty be in this case ? Deportation without parole ?

Please give us updates as this newsworthy item unfolds.

Posted by Just Curious on February 26, 2012 19:13

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I am shocked to see 2 people arrested for Dangerous Driving. I would love to see the list of how many people are prosecuted for Dangerous Driving in Phuket, as I witness more than 100 instances every day. From speeding, undertaking, driving too close as well as jumping traffic lights.

Posted by Tbs on February 26, 2012 19:17

Editor Comment:

Undertaking is definitely not worth dying for.

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It would be interesting to see long time statistics based on nationality and then compare them to visitor numbers from respective countries to see which country has a disproportionately high number of criminal offences to their credit.

Posted by Steve C. on February 26, 2012 19:23

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Just a question, K. Ed: there are many foreigners on the list cause "no work permit." How about the responsibility of the companies who employe expats without work prmit? Thanks in advance for your answer.

Posted by Tar on February 26, 2012 19:39

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Interesting: "driving dangerously"
How long must be the list with Thai 'pro'-drivers and youngsters?

Posted by Nobahd on February 26, 2012 21:15

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Ed.:

It would be very interesting if you could clarify some of the crimes commited and what penalties the persons might get:

- possession of restricted drug - what kind of drugs are restricted drugs in these matters?
- drink and drive
- drink and drive, no licence
- dangerous driving
- possession of marijuana
- production of illegal drug
- drug related offences in general
- no visa
- no work permit
- no visa, no work permit
- visa overstay
- Jet-ski fraud in dispute

More knowledge about the penalties in TH might hopefully scare some people from doing crimes in TH.
I guess some of these crimes would have been able to solve with fines or mediation between the parts involved?

Thanks in advance ed...

Posted by tdr on February 26, 2012 21:19

Editor Comment:

Your embassy may be better equipped to help, tdr.

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Were all of the people forced to leave the country?

Posted by timinphuket on February 28, 2012 13:21

Editor Comment:

Punishments are not specified. It also can't be assumed that all those charged were guilty.


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