Myanmar smugglers caught with tonnes of rubber
published : 28 Dec 2020 at 10:47
writer: Achadthaya Chuenniran
RANONG: Seven Myanmar nationals were detained with 3 tonnes of smuggled rubber sheets in three long-tail boats on the Kraburi river in Muang district on Sunday, Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre (Thai-MECC) Region 3, reported.
Rr Adm Choengchai Chomchoengpaet, the 3rd Naval Area commander and director of MECC-3, said the three boats were intercepted by a naval patrol. Their cargoes were covered with canvas.
There were six men and one woman in the boats. Under the covers were about 3 tonnes of rubber sheets.
The seven were handed over the Bang Kaew police and charged with illegal entry and smuggling of agricultural produce.