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Visa agent arrested for using FAKE STAMPS

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Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has announced the arrest of another female visa agent using fake stamps on extensions.

This time the woman was charging up to 13,000 baht for falsifying documents.

Sukanya, 33, a Thai national, came to the attention of the IB after a Myanmar woman called San Da Win went to immigration on July 30th to say that she suspected the stamp on her Non-LA visa was a fake.

Checks soon proved it was.

She had paid 13,000 baht to Sukanya for the stamp that permitted her to stay in Thailand until the end of March next year.

A sting was conducted. Sukanya admitted that she had been using a fake stamp for some time while working at a shop (that appeared to be a visa agent) in the Minburi area of northern Bangkok.

She would mix up real extensions with fake ones so as to avoid detection.

She charged at least 5,000 baht for her service.

The IB are convinced that her activities are part of a wider fraud and are expanding their inquiry.

Earlier in August another Thai woman was arrested for allegedly using fake stamps for foreigners though she was soon back at her desk working for an agent in Bang Na.

In that arrest an American man was also arrested after many ganja plants were found growing upstairs. – Naew Na

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