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Russian Tengiz Andguladze, 29, is arrested for operating an illegal tour shop

Russian Operating Illegal Tour Shop Arrested, Business Closed Permanently

Thursday, September 18, 2014
PHUKET: Authorities arrested a Russian man and closed his shop tonight after neighbors in the Phuket district of Kata-Karon complained that he was operating without a work permit or a registered business.

Tengiz Andguladze, 29, was held when officials went to his shop at 7pm and discovered no documentation to support his business.

Nearby Thai businesspeople drew a map so authorities could find his shop and said they feared the continuing operation of the business would affect neighboring legal businesses.

Santi Pawai, chief of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Director of the Business and Guide Registration Branch, conducted the raid and said Mr Andguladze would not be allowed bail from the local police station tonight.

He is likely to appear in Phuket Provincial Court on Friday morning.

His Royal Andaman Express business would be closed permanently, Khun Santi said.


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Santi had his moment of glory and the neighbors got rid of a competitor. But what about the parasail and jet ski people still on the beach ? Just talk, no action. Not talking again about the literally hundreds of illegal taxis and tuk tuks still on the streets.

Posted by Resident on September 19, 2014 07:06


hi, i need santi pawai"s email or office"s address i can also complaint about few people working illegal in kata beach, no work permit no tax.

Posted by john on September 19, 2014 11:12

Editor Comment:

The Tourism and Sport office is at Surakul Stadium in Phuket City, on Maeluan Road.


@John, Thais don't need a work permit.

Posted by Feisty Farang on September 19, 2014 12:27


@Fiest - where does John mention Thai people?

Posted by phuket Saviour on September 19, 2014 15:09


And, the person - is not Russian. Just holder of Russian passport.

Posted by Ilya on September 19, 2014 17:20

Editor Comment:

What's the difference? Holding a passport makes you whatever the citizenship is of that country.

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