A man suspected of playing a key role in smuggling Rohingya migrants in Songkhla province surrendered to police yesterday and denied all charges.
After almost one month on the run, Prasit Lemle, 48, a former mayor of Padang Besar municipality in Sadao district, contacted Padang Besar police chief Peerapong Chai-arun. He told the officer he wanted to turn himself in.
Songkhla police had obtained an arrest warrant for Mr Prasit for alleged involvement in bringing more than 900 Rohingya into the country. The first group of more than 300 Rohingya migrants were arrested at a rubber plantation belonging to Mr Prasit in Sadao district on Jan 10.
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