Visas 'missing' from Thai embassy
- Published: 22 Aug 2013 at 12.41
- Online news:
A total of 300 visa stickers were recently found to be missing from the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and 259 have been used by foreigners, many of them on the immigration police watch list and not eligible for entry or re-entry to Thailand, according to an online report on Khaosod newspaper website Thursday morning.
The report said the disappearance of the visa stamps was revealed after the immigration police manning the Songkhla Immigration Office in Sadao district on the Thai-Malaysian border on Wednesday morning arrested Naemeka Sunday Edwin (spelling based on Thai script), 35, a Nigerian national, as he was leaving the country. He was on the immigration police watch list.
After checking with the office of Immigration Police Sub-division 1, they obtained additional information that Naemeka was considered by the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur as a possible threat to national security because the visa sticker on page 6 of his passport might have been obtained through illegal means or might be a fake.
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