Six Myanmar illegal migrants caught
published : 25 Jul 2020 at 13:04
writer: Chaiwat Satyaem
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Six Myanmar nationals, who allegedly paid a Thai broker 6,500 baht each to help them enter Thailand, have been arrested for illegal entry in Muang district.
A combined team of border patrol police, soldiers and immigration officers was despatched to a border area in tambon Ao Noi of Muang district following a tip-off that illegal migrants would be smuggled into the country. Pol Snr Sgt Maj Damnoen Khumsa received the information and reported to his superiors.
Officers later found six men with bags crossing the border on foot. They signalled them to stop for a search but the men ran away and were caught later.
During the interrogation, the Myanmar nationals told authorities that they had allegedly paid 6,500 baht each in brokerage fees to a Thai man who promised to send a vehicle to pick them up and bring them to a Thai employer.
- Myanmar nationals
- illegal entry