German national caught with almost 20-year visa overstay

Pictures: Thai Tourist Police Bureau

A German national has been arrested in Thailand in what is thought to be the worst case of visa over-stay they have ever had.

Pol Maj Gen Surachat Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau announced the arrest of 35 foreigners who have been detained or various visa offences and other crimes.

In one case 60-year-old German, Karl Eugene Mullerschon was picked up in Trang and his last visa was said to have been issued in 1998.

It is reported he has overstayed by a record 7059 days, which is nearly 20-years.

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Others include Indian national Vinod Yadav who was found in Bangkok with a visa that expired 1295 days previously and Cameroonian George Nkwain who had spent 1726 days in Lopburi longer than he should have.

Of the thirty-two other arrests nationalities included Myanmar, India, Laos, Cambodia, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Egypt.

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Pol Maj Gen Surachat said this year’s X-Ray Outlaw Operation (Visa Overstay) has resulted in the arrest of 1,757 suspects during raids carried out at 4,009 addresses throughout Thailand.

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