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3 Chinese casino workers arrested with 8 million baht after illegal crossing from Myanmar

Maya Taylor

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Officers from the Thai police and military have arrested 3 Chinese nationals after they crossed illegally into Thailand from the Burmese town of Myawaddy. Thai Residents reports that the 2 women and 1 man were workers at a casino in Myanmar and were arrested in possession of 8 million baht. Officers detained them as they were getting into 2 cars allegedly arranged for them by 2 Thai men .

The arrests happened in the district of Mae Sot, in the northern Thai province of Tak, where border patrols have been increased in light of a surge in Covid-19 cases in Myanmar. The Chinese nationals crossed the Moei River, which separates Myawaddy and Mae Sot, with the assistance of a Burmese national. It’s understood they were attempting to flee Myanmar due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:51 am

    What a disaster for the casino workers.
    It seems that they gambled and lost.

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    EdwardV

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    They were escaping Covid-19 and just happen to have 8M baht on them. Hahaha

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    Maag

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    8 Mb…….jackpot !

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    Preesy Chepuce

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Sounds like donning a Dick Turpin hat and following Chinese casino workers home might pay off, lol.

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