25 Myanmar migrants caught for illegal entry

25 Myanmar migrants caught for illegal entry

Security authorities arrest 25 Myanmar nationals during a patrol in Muang district of Kanchanaburi on Saturday night. (Photo by Piyarat Chongcharoen)
Security authorities arrest 25 Myanmar nationals during a patrol in Muang district of Kanchanaburi on Saturday night. (Photo by Piyarat Chongcharoen)

KANCHANABURI: Twenty-five Myanmar nationals were arrested on Saturday night after they illegally crossed the border into Thailand at a village in Muang district.

At about 11pm a combined military-police patrol spotted the 25 -- 14 men and 11 women -- hiding in the bushes near the border. They had just entered Thailand at Phu Nam Ron village in in tambon Ban Kao via a natural border crossing.

They were taken to undergo a screening process at the health office in Muang district. None of them were found to have a high fever.

The illegal migrants were then handed over to the Muang police station for further legal proceedings.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (13)

Rising gasoline costs, inflation unsettle Asia

Surging gasoline prices are posing a tricky new problem for governments as they seek to nurse virus-hit economies back to health.

12:36

New home

Thamanat Prompow left people guessing after being booted out of Palang Pracharat, but a close aide says he and his expelled faction will move to the Thai Economic Party.

12:23

Community shattered

Families flee their homes as 25 houses collapse into a canal in Samut Prakan on Thursday night.

11:57