Pattaya, March 17, 2010, [PDN]: at 1am this morning, a team from Chonburi Immigration Office (which has recently amalgamated the respective Immigration departments of Pattaya and Chonburi), led by Superintendent of Immigration, Police Colonel Athisavis Kamolruth, surrounded the Roxy Bar, located at 588 Moo 10 Walking Street, as it had come to their notice that there was at least one foreigner working there illegally, without a work permit.
Entering the bar, the Immigration team found Mr. Jason Hill, a British national, 41, walking about in the vicinity of the front counter. Checking with staff, who were working in the bar, it was discovered that Mr. Jason was working illegally as a cashier. The team duly identified themselves as officers of the Immigration Police and asked for Mr. Jason’s passport and work permit. When he was unable to produce a work permit, the Immigration Police took him to the Chonburi Provincial Immigration Office at Jomtien for further questioning.
When they reached the Immigration Office, Mr. Jason appeared unwilling to answer any of the investigator’s questions, refusing to speak. He was duly cautioned that as an alien, temporarily in the kingdom, he was not allowed to work and would be prosecuted for having contravened the law.