Man accuses Ukrainian in Phuket of working illegally as taxi driver

A man accused a Ukrainian nationwide in Phuket of working illegally as a taxi driver. The accuser recorded a video of a Ukrainian man, 35 year old Andril Mindalin, parking a passenger van on a aspect avenue in Patong. Four individuals have been in the back of the van, The Phuket News reported.
The man who recorded the video accused Mindalin of working illegally as a taxi driver. However, Mindalin denied the accusation, saying the individuals behind the van have been pals on vacation. Still, the accuser said he would show the video to police.
The head of the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO), Kornpitak Assuwan, confirmed yesterday that he had been informed of the incident, and had already investigated it.
Kornpitak stated the van belonged to 39 12 months outdated Aleksei Kikhaev, one of the folks filmed in the van in the video. On the QT stated the group had pushed to Phuket from Pattaya with Kikhaev behind the wheel. After reaching the island, Mindalin drove, since he had lived in Phuket before and was more conversant in the roads, Kornpitak mentioned.
Kornpitak said that the van is legally registered in Chon Buri as a ‘private van with more than seven seats,’ complete with blue and white license plates.
However, Mindalin was fined 1,000 baht for driving and not utilizing a license, Korntipak confirmed. He famous that Mindalin was warned that if he was caught driving without a license again, he would face more serious legal penalties.
This information comes amidst tensions over accusations that foreigners are working illegally in Phuket.
Earlier this month, the Phuket Information Centre (ศูนย์ข้อมูลภูเก็ต) Facebook page accused foreigners of operating illegal businesses and working illegally in Phuket.
Phuket Information Centre Facebook web page shared with its followers on Sunday, February 5, that…
“A lot of foreigners stay and work in Phuket, each legally and illegally. Recently, a gaggle of foreigners began a car rental enterprise. They supplied both automobiles and minibuses and also served tourists as chauffeurs. They steal jobs from Thai people!”
In a comment, the web page urged folks with data on the issue to send it to the page’s admin. It stated, “We together with Phuket Tourist Police will get rid of this concern.”

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