Poipet

  • Opinion

    Should tourists in Thailand take a gamble on Poipet?

    Poipet, a boomtown on the Khmer side of the Thai – Cambodian border, is known for two things: visa runs and gambling. Just 3.5 hours away from Bangkok, Poipet is popular with tourists looking to exit and reenter Thailand’s border to gain more time in the kingdom. Beyond the immigration office lies an otherwise unspectacular-looking urban municipality that transforms into…

  • Cambodia

    Thai and Cambodian police rescue 99 Thais from forced labour in Phnom Penh

    Thai police have worked with their Cambodian counterparts to rescue another 99 Thai nationals working in forced labour conditions in Phnom Penh. It follows the earlier rescue of Thai workers held in similar conditions in the Cambodian border city of Poipet. According to a Bangkok Post report, the workers were rescued from a fenced-off 3-storey building in the Cambodian capital.…

  • Cambodia

    Thai women, casino workers rescued from Cambodia after being held for ransom

    3 Thai women have been rescued from Cambodia, where they were allegedly being held for ransom by their Chinese boss. Following their rescue, another 60 Thai workers have been freed, also in Cambodia, after being duped by fake job ads and being held in “slave-like” conditions with their families ordered to pay ransom money. The Bangkok Post reports that police…

  • Crime

    9 illegal migrants nabbed in 2 provinces

    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…

  • Crime

    Thai Immigration police nab human trafficker

    Immigration police have arrested a 55 year old “employment agent” who allegedly trafficked illegal migrant workers from neighbouring countries into Thailand. The Immigration Bureau’s commissioner identified the suspect as Petcharat Sathon at a press briefing. Officers arrested her at a hotel in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, near the Cambodian border. She’s been charged with smuggling migrant workers into…

  • North East

    VIDEO: Thai firefighters and rescuers cross border to help Cambodian firefighters

    PHOTO: The Mirror A fire which broke out in an building in Poipet, Cambodia on Monday night, saw Thai fire trucks and rescue workers from the bordering town of Aranyaprathet, cross the border to help put out the fire. Poipet is a Cambodian town well known for its various casinos, which caters to Chinese and Thai gamblers. Poipet is located…