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Italian Australian Man in Jail on Immigration charges in Chiang Mai

On the 6th of september Tourist police got a call about a rowdy guest at the Christie Guest House rachadamnoern road soi 5 Thapae Chiang Mai. The tourist police arrived and the Manager of the Guest House was up in arms about one of her guests and she wanted him out, he would not leave.Mr Nicola Pisanelli 56y/o travelling on an Italian passport and speaking with an Australian accent was the guest in question. He was addament he would not leave and so the Tourist police took him down to the police station to see what they could do about him.

Nicola only had a copy of his passport which showed no immigration status, at that time the Police couldn't determine if he had status to be in the country so they charged him with disturbing the police which carries a 500 baht fine.

Mr Pisanelli paid the fine and went back to collect his things and checked into another guest house just down the road from him, the White Guest House in the same Soi.

Italian Man in Jail on Immigration charges in Chiang Mai

Italian Man in Jail on Immigration charges in Chiang Mai

The next day the 7th of September 2011 Police had contacted immigration and it showed that he was in the country illegally. So the police went to the Guest house and made an arrest.

At the police Station again working with the tourist police contacted different departments from other countries to figure out who this guy actually was. They discovered that he had been arrested twice before in Thailand one time in 2006 for herion and 2007 for marijuana.

Mr Nicola Pisanelli continued his disturbance in the Police station where police had to hold him down. The case is most suspicous being here illegally on a different passport than what you would think he held.

He is now in the Chiang Mai jail awaiting trial to be held tommorrow.


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15 Responses to Italian Australian Man in Jail on Immigration charges in Chiang Mai

  1. John April 13, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    The article abt the Australian/Italian guy arrested on immigration charges in Chiangmai needs a follow up story, that guy was deported and back in Chiangmai causing problems again within weeks of his deportation, the question needs to be asked how this guy has been deported before on drug charges and then deported again on immigration charges can be allowed to re enter Thailand at all, he is currently residing in Tharpae Rd Soi 2

  2. Andy April 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I agree with the thread above. around 6 years now this horrible man has caused many problems for many people and despite his continuous behavior, his drug offences, immigration offences and even threatening to kill children, this man is still allowed to walk free in Thailand despite his racial attitudes to Thai people.

    Around 4 years ago Mae Hong Son immigration did a dawn raid on his home and he was found with a passport 2 years out of date, no visa and Marijuana. He was given 10 days to leave the country?

    This story definitely needs following up as he is still causing trouble to this day. Considering his multiple immigration offences where most people would have been deported and blacklisted how can he still be allowed to roam the streets of Chiang Mai? Is there a journalist willing to investigate this story? They will not have a problem finding people prepared to assist.

  3. Ralf Herzog April 17, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    This nick has threated me several times, the local school and many Thais too. Insulted the family of my thai wife very much and he announced my daughter to kill her. At that time she was just 4 years old. This was in 2008 Pang Ma Pha / Soppong.
    We had reported this matter to the local police.
    Now we live in Germany because the life was no longer safe for us and all of us we were terribly afraid that this Nick making his threats true, especially when he is drunk or on drugs.
    Please take some action. Some day we wanne return and live peacefully.
    Lek, Katharina & Ralf

  4. nick enzo pisanelli June 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    you guys have no shame nicola pisanelli is my dad i know he has done bad things ive seen it through my eyes i didnt know he was threatining poeple he can be a coward sometimes but he is still my dad. how ever he is still on the run and i want him caught by dog the bounty hunter they will solve this case no one else can he has been on the run over 8 years

    • John June 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

      No shame you say, come collect your dad before someone does him in, he’s here in Chiangmai making an arse of himself, he,s been stalking a woman near my home and has been beaten up by Thai guys for this, yeah right, Dog the bounty hunter, I think you have been watching a bit too much TV.
      What charges is he on the run from and in what country?

      • nick enzo pisanelli June 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

        in 2006 he tried to traffic 1 kilo of heroin and got caught in an air port he was karrying needles at the time

        • John June 23, 2012 at 12:33 am #

          How the hell did he get out of that, did he jump bail and in what country?

    • nick enzo pisanelli June 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      nah i dont i havent spoken to him in ages for one thing i know he got bailed out of jail for 100,000 ive got no more information about this the cops in adelaide australia have been looking for him also

      • Andy June 21, 2012 at 8:19 am #

        Tell the Adelaide cops and Dog the Bounty Hunter we know his address and his daily whereabouts so it will be very easy to find him. But you don’t make any sense? You post here saying you and others are looking for him but at no point have you asked us where you can find him? I think you are spinning as much BS as that slimeball you call your father, though I would not be surprised if your posts are actually from him and not his son. The freak would do that just to get a kick out of it.

        • nick enzo pisanelli June 24, 2012 at 6:06 am #

          i got one thing to say my dad writes in capitals when he wrirtes letters ive got one brother and a sister who do you think you are saying that shit its not hes son its nicola pisanelli so you figure that out and dont judge me you dont even know who i am i dont care if you arrest him the stupid thing in thailand where my dad is he knows cops thats why hes been not getting caught he dobbed the cops on me when i through a knife at him it would have killed him but he turned around and got him in the back i done a month in a so called jail hospital it was pretty fucked up

  5. Andy June 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Nick, I think you may have answered this thread with the wrong intro…The thing is your Dad has no shame and I think you know this as I have seen you physically fighting with him in Pangmapha (Soppong) about 3 years or so ago and if my memory serves me correct some tears were shed by at least one of you over this.

    Your Dad is fundamentally a nice guy, very intelligent and can also be quite a charmer but the sad thing is he cannot deal with his personal problems which end up affecting the rest of the innocent community. You say he is on the run, however, journalists and investigators have been following Nicola and they have not come up with anything other than a few traffic offenses in Australia?

    Reading your post I get the impression that despite your Dad may not be the perfect Dad you still have affection for him and maybe you are embarrassed to see these things written about him, after all I am sure you were doing some research into his whereabouts hence you found this website? Nick, may I suggest that you take this out of public forums and contact Chris the operator of this site? Your Dad is on thin ice in Thailand due to his despicable attitude to many good people and has escaped the law for a very long time, if you genuinely feel for him maybe you need to take the initiative to do something about it? Contact Chris with information you have about why he is “on the run” and maybe he can be given a respite, after all what could happen to him in Thailand with his continuous bad behaviour will probably be far more extreme than dealing with Australian or Italian law. Think about it, sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.

  6. Ing June 19, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    This Wanka is your Dad? if I see him around this guest house again, stalking my friend and disrespecting all the Thai locals around here i will not hesitate to tell all the locals around here that he has been picking lady boys and bring them back to his guest house or opssss was that out loud !!!!!

  7. Nick Enzo Pisanelli June 25, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Sorry man I was just mucking around I do not know what I was thinking please take no notice what I said

    • Andy June 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      WTF are you talking about nick? are you on the same (illegal) shi* as your old man? cause you are deffo sounding like it! This thread is getting more interesting by the day but then it would do with the Pisanelli family involved. I’m gonna bow out and see what comes of this but I guarantee the guy we are talking about will not come to justice and will carry on pissing off innocent people in Chiang Mai.

      Best punishment for him?… Take him to Pattaya and let him try to live a life there…Guaranteed he will meet his maker in due course but, sadly we are all too nice in CM hence why he chose this place to live.

      “Enzo” For once in your life, stop winding it up, you sound like a bigger freak than your druggy old man, but then I guess that’s your plan?

      To the guy who emailed me today?…try again with who you are!

  8. jason July 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    i remember him as a smack dealer in adelaide in the late 90’s. his old man owned a coupla car yards and a heap of commercial real estate. one of his drug financing scams was to sell cars but not deliver them, no wonder he left adelaide. at the time he seemed to have a reasonable relationship with his younger sons, but his older daughter was clearly on her mum’s side. he got arrested for stalking his ex wife and at one time hiding in her roof.

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