Hong Kong man caught working as tour guide

Wong Tsz Kin, a Hong Kong national, centre, is arrested in Phuket for illegally running a tour firm and working as a tour guide. The suspect and the officers seen in the photo have their faces blurred by police. (Photo: Phuket tourist police)
Wong Tsz Kin, a Hong Kong national, centre, is arrested in Phuket for illegally running a tour firm and working as a tour guide. The suspect and the officers seen in the photo have their faces blurred by police. (Photo: Phuket tourist police)

A Hong Kong man has been arrested and charged for allegedly running a tour company and working as a tour guide in Phuket.

Wong Tsz Kin, 31, was arrested at a car park near Phuket's Big Buddha around 5pm on Tuesday, tourist police said.

Mr Wong was charged with working as a tour guide without a licence, illegally running a tour company and being a foreign national working without a work permit.

According to police, the man had sold tour packages to Chinese tourists online. When they arrived, he drove a car to pick them up and worked as their tour guide, taking them to tourist attractions on the island.

He was handed over to police at Karon station for legal action.

Vocabulary

  • attraction: something that creates interest and brings people to see it - การดึงดูดความสนใจ
  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • guide (noun): a tourist guide, a person who brings tourists to interesting places to see on a tour - ผู้นำเที่ยว
  • licence: an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something - ใบอนุญาต
  • national: a citizen of a particular country - ประชาชน
  • work permit (noun): the official permission for a foreigner to work in a country - ใบอนุญาตทำงาน
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