The four men did not arrive in Thailand in the October time ''window'' mentioned in the Russian document saying that 10 potential terrorists had entered Thailand and were spreading out to Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and other places.
However, Immigration may be keen to locate the four Syrians, even if only to charge them with overstaying their visas.
.. Abul Aziz Rouk, 44, entered through Ranong on Jaanuary 27, visa expired April 26.
.. Mouayad Hanati, 29, entered through Suvarnabhumi Airport, July 7, visa expired October 4.
.. Hagop Kassabian, 57 , entered through Suvarnabhumi Airport May 16, visa expired August 13.
.. Nawfal Hassoun, 34, entered overland from Laos, August 3, visa expired October 31.
Immigration police chief Pol Lt Gen Nattatorn Prohsunthorn said the number of Syrians visiting Thailand was very small.
''In mid-October, 200 of them came here but most of them have already left. There are now no more than 20 here at present.
''It's not yet known whether the 10 people in the warning are among the 200,'' he said.
The Canadian embassy has issued the following warning in relation to the suggestion of terrorists arriving in Thailand:
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Some of you may have seen media reports that a group of 10 Syrians could have entered Thailand with plans to attack Russian citizens in popular tourist-resort cities such as Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok.
For this reason, we would like to take this opportunity to remind Canadians that there is a threat of terrorism throughout Southeast Asia, including Thailand.
Maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times as the security situation could deteriorate without notice.
Exercise caution, particularly in commercial and public establishments (hotels, clubs, restaurants, bars, schools, places of worship), outdoor recreation events and tourist areas frequented by foreigners.
Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance should call the Embassy Canada in Bangkok, Thailand, at +66 0 2646 4300 or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa directly at +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls are accepted where available).
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If you have already left and are no longer in Thailand, please send an email to our Registration of Canadians Abroad email address at email@example.com order to end your registration in our system.