Immigration Police have deported 74 Rohingya migrants who became stranded off Phuket on Sunday despite opposition from human rights groups.
The illegal migrants were trucked back to the Thai-Myanmar border crossing in Ranong by immigration officers on Wednesday.
The migrants, 12 of whom were children, were detained on Sunday morning after the fishing trawler they were travelling on ran out of fuel. They were believed to have been heading for Malaysia or Indonesia, but their boat became lost after failing to follow a larger vessel that was guiding it.
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