Over 9,000 foreigners charged for illegally entering Thailand, 4 wanted by Interpol

Police said 9,038 of the 9,265 people arrested - mostly migrants from nearby countries - had been charged with violating the Immigration Act 1979.

Another 18 had violated the Criminal Code and 209 were charged in accordance with other laws.

The arrests included Kristina Monka, 23, a Russian wanted by Interpol on fraud charges, who was detained on Wednesday.

Grigory Lyaskov, 24, another Russian wanted by Interpol on fraud charges, was arrested along with Kristina.

Working as a bank manager in Russia, it is alleged Kristina transferred Bt4 million (S$160,000) from a client's account to her secret account and Bt945,000 to Grigory's account.

Russian police issued arrest warrants and cancelled their passports and sought Interpol's help in arresting them.

Immigration Bureau police arrested them in Pattaya.

Agborbelle Mkpot Etah, 32 and Chanceline Ngenwie, 28, Cameroon nationals wanted by police for fabricating documents, were detained on Saturday.

Police said the pair hired Cameroon nationals in Khon Kaen to fabricate documents supposedly linked to an educational institute in Khon Kaen.

The duo claimed they taught at the institute and sought permission to further their stay in Thailand.

Agborbelle was arrested in Bangkok and Chanceline in Chon Buri.

Minwoo Cho, 34, a South Korean wanted by South Korean police for alleged illegal online gambling, was arrested on Friday.

Police found Minwoo at a massage shop in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district that he operated.

Myo Kyi, 47, a Myanmar national wanted for allegedly using a fake Ranong immigration checkpoint stamp was arrested on Monday at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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