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9 illegal migrants nabbed in 2 provinces



PHOTOS: The Pattaya News

6 Burmese have been nabbed in the central city district of the western Prachuap Kiri Khan province. They allegedly paid a Thai broker 6,500 baht each to help them enter Thailand. A combined team of border police, soldiers and immigration officers was dispatched to a border area in tambon Ao Noi following a tip that illegal migrants would be smuggled into the country. Officers received the information and reported to their superiors.

Officers arrested the 6 men with bags crossing the border on foot. They signalled them to stop for a search and the men tried to flee, but were later caught. During questioning, the men told authorities that they’d paid 6,500 per head baht in brokerage fees to a Thai man, who promised to send a vehicle to pick them up and take them to a Thai employer.

In a related story, 3 Bangladeshi nationals were  also arrested for illegally crossing the border from Cambodia in the Sa Kaeo province near the Cambodian border. Sa Kaeo has long been a hotspot for illegal immigration, and patrols there have been stepped up for fear of infected migrants sparking a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

The incident took place in the Klong Luek area as the 3 men were caught wading across a canal into Thailand from the Cambodian side near Poipet. Border Control officers made the arrests.

The 3 were named as 40 year old Soel Parvez, 27 year old “MD” and 33 year old Abdul Karim Alzad,All are Bangladeshi citizens and had their passports with them.

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SOURCES: Bangkok Post | The Pattaya News


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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.

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