Connect with us

Crime

31 illegal Cambodian migrant workers apprehended in border town

Jack Burton

Published 

 on 

31 illegal Cambodian migrant workers apprehended in border town | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Khmer Times
  • follow us in feedly

Thai immigration authorities arrested 3 Thais and 31 illegal Cambodian migrants travelling in 3 pickup trucks in Sa Kaeo, about 200 kilometres east of Bangkok, near the Cambodian border yesterday morning. 4 other vehicles managed to evade officials. The Thais stand charged with assisting illegal migrant workers. They have been identified as 39 year old driver Yotha Nadkhiew, 42 year old Manas Tachai of Nonthaburi, and 19 year old Khanakorn Niyomthat of Muang district in Ratchaburi.

The re-entry of illegal migrants back into Thailand has now become a key immigration issue.

The assistant district chief of Khok Sung district says a combined team of police, local officials and defence volunteers were deployed to a village checkpoint after receiving a tip that illegal Cambodian migrants would be entering the country via that route.

The team spotted 7 pickup trucks, 4 of which managed to speed off from the checkpoint. Officers managed to intercept the other 3.

31 Cambodians were found in the beds of the trucks. None of them had entry documents. They told officers that they had crossed into Thailand at a border village in Khok Sung district and then got into the pickup trucks.

They were handed over to police for legal action.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in North East Thailand. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Crime

Busy motorbike thieves nabbed in Chon Buri

Jack Burton

Published

on

Busy motorbike thieves nabbed in Chon Buri | The Thaiger
PHOTOS: The Pattaya News

Police in Chon Buri’s Banglamung district have arrested 2 prolific motorbike thieves. Officers of Police Region 2 announced that 2 suspects, identified as 31 year old Eakkachai ‘Ton’ Jantamoon and 34 year old Manas ‘Dam’ Saeueang, were arrested at a room in Soi Sukhumwit 31. Officers seized 8 vehicles in total. The pair have been charged with multiple counts of theft by night. Authorities say many motorbikes have been stolen in the Nongprue and other nearby areas during the last month. Several victims of the thieves thanked police for recovering their vehicles. The suspects reportedly confessed that they stole motorbikes […]

Continue Reading

Crime

Sexual assault, not theft, motive for spiked water bottles – Police

Jack Burton

Published

on

Sexual assault, not theft, motive for spiked water bottles – Police | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Facebook

In an unexpected development to a story which has recently made headlines, police in Nonthaburi, just north of Bangkok, now claim sex, rather than theft, was the likely motivation behind the cases of spiked water bottles of joggers at a public park. On Friday police announced progress in the investigation into cases at the park in the government complex, following reports in June of joggers being hospitalised after drinking water from their sports bottles. 9 men have now been questioned and detained by police over alleged sexual activities at Nonthaburi City Hall’s park. They were detained as part of an ongoing […]

Continue Reading

Crime

Police in Chon Buri display huge cache of seized weapon

Jack Burton

Published

on

Police in Chon Buri display huge cache of seized weapon | The Thaiger
PHOTOS: The Pattaya News

Officers of Thailand’s Police Region 2, covering the entire eastern region, displayed a huge cache of weapons seized so far in a crackdown this month. The news was released yesterday at a press briefing at the Region 2 headquarters in Chon Buri. From July 3-9, police of Region 2, comprising 8 provinces: Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Trad, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Rayong and Sa Kaeo, seized 334 firearms, 1,356 rounds of ammunition, 5 bombs, and arrested 291 suspects. A spokesman said they’re a mission to rid the region of crime and have been working continuously toward this goal, especially in […]

Continue Reading

Trending