North Koreans arrested in Chiang Rai
- Published: 27 Sep 2012 at 15.20
- Online news:
Chiang Rai marines have arrested 12 North Koreans on charges of illegal entry, Commodore Sophon Ratchatapirak, chief of the Mekong River Peace Keeping Force, said on Thursday.
A group of seven North Koreans - one male, five women and one girl - had been caught illegally entering Thailand from the Mekong River at Ban Huay Kiang, a Thai-Lao border village in tambon Wiang, he said.
Marines then found and arrested a second group of five North Koreans, one male and four females, on the river bank not far from the border village, he added.
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