Myanmar smugglers caught with tonnes of rubber

Myanmar smugglers caught with tonnes of rubber

One of the seven Myanmar nationals caught with 3 tonnes of smuggled rubber, some of which can be seen top right, on the Kraburi River in Ranong province on Sunday. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
One of the seven Myanmar nationals caught with 3 tonnes of smuggled rubber, some of which can be seen top right, on the Kraburi River in Ranong province on Sunday. (Photo: Achadtaya 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. 


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