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Cops arrest 107 illegal foreigners in nationwide sweep.

Police arrested 107 foreigners for visa offences and illegal entry during coordinated raids on 83 locations across the country early yesterday.

Three Thais were also held for other offences, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau said.

Some 92 were charged with illegal entry. Fifty nine came from Myanmar, 11 from Laos, nine from Cambodia, five from India, three from Vietnam, and one each from Malaysia, China, Nigeria, the United States and Sweden.

Seven others — three from Thailand, two from Myanmar and one each from the Philippines and India, were charged with other offences, Pol Maj Gen Surachate said.

The string of raids were the 15th in an ongoing crackdown, dubbed “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner”.

Since it began last October, the crackdown targets foreigners who overstay their visa. Another focus is on those who enter the country to commit transnational and other crimes, including romance scams, credit card fraud and drug trafficking and dealing.

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