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Suspect tied to smuggling 157 Rohingya surrenders

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One of the three suspects wanted in connection with the smuggling of more than 800 Rohingya illegal migrants in Songkhla province this month has surrendered to police. 

Saroj Kaewmaneechote, 39, from Songkhla, was charged yesterday with helping 157 Rohingya migrants enter Thailand illegally, providing them with shelter, and detaining them against their will, Pol Lt Gen Pisit Pisutthisak, chief of Provincial Police Region 9, said.

The Rohingya were found during police raids on houses in tambon Padang Besa in Sadao district which belong to Mr Saroj.

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