PHUKET: Four South Korean men have been arrested for working illegally, with one of them also wanted by Interpol for posting obscene pictures of children on the internet, immigration police said on Tuesday.
Their arrest follows information from the South Korean embassy, which asked Thai authorities to track down a group of men from South Korea believed conducting an illegal business in Phuket.
After an investigation, immigration police on Dec 29 searched a rented house at Villa Kathu Housing Estate in Kathu district.
There were four South Korean men in the house, working with computers, designing websites and trading in cryptocurrencies.
They were identified as Kang Mingu, Chul Jae Jung, Min Joo Won and Kim Hyun Su.
Documents found on the premises indicated they also ran a money lending business.
All were charged with working without a permit.
Kang Mingju was additionally charged with overstaying his visa, and is the subject of an Interpol red notice for allegedly publishing obscene photos of children on the internet.
They were handed over to Kathu police for legal proceedings.