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Immigration authorities have identified suspects involved in the smuggling of more than 200 illegal Muslim immigrants detained in Songkhla, a senior police officer says. 

Immigration Bureau chief Panu Kerdlarppol said the authorities homed in on the individuals after investigating the vehicles used to transport the migrants.

According to Lt Gen Panu, Thai authorities have yet to identify where the migrants are from. They were arrested at a rubber plantation in Songkhla on March 12 claiming to have arrived via Turkey.

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