50 illegal Cambodian and Burmese immigrants arrested after brawl

Photo courtesy of Pattaya Mail

Police raided a condominium in Samut Prakan, uncovering a violent feud between Cambodian and Burmese immigrants.

The raid, led by Police Major General Wichit Boonchinwutikul, Chief of Samut Prakan Provincial Police, saw over 50 officers descend on the Bang Pu area, resulting in the arrest of 50 illegal migrant workers.

The crackdown was triggered by a brutal altercation on Monday night, June 24. Over 20 Cambodian workers, armed with guns and knives, launched a vicious revenge attack on a group of Myanmar teenagers, leaving one Burmese individual gravely injured.

During the raid, police officers meticulously combed through each room from the first to the fifth floor of the condominium building. They discovered approximately 50 migrant workers residing illegally in Thailand. These individuals were promptly detained and will face legal action before being deported.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Wichit revealed that the police had received numerous reports of brawls between workers of these two nationalities, which had been causing significant disturbances to other residents in the area.

The operation also led to the arrest of two Cambodian suspects directly involved in the attack. Police are actively tracking down the remaining members of the group, who are believed to still be in the vicinity, reported Pattaya Mail.

“We will not tolerate such violent behaviour and illegal activity. Our officers are committed to maintaining peace and order in the community.”

In related news, Chon Buri immigration officers conducted a surprise raid on an apartment building in Pattaya, arresting over 25 illegal immigrants from Myanmar. Acting on a tip-off from concerned residents regarding disturbances caused by a significant number of undocumented foreign workers residing on Soi Kho Phai 4/5, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, the authorities swiftly moved in.

In other news, Sangkhla Buri Police, immigration officers, and several agencies successfully apprehended 56 Burmese nationals who allegedly snuck into Thailand through a remote passage in Kanchanaburi.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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