More illegal Myanmar border crossers arrested

More illegal Myanmar border crossers arrested

Officials check documents and question the Myanmar job seekers arrested with their four guides after illegally crossing the border into Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi on Monday morning. (Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen)
Officials check documents and question the Myanmar job seekers arrested with their four guides after illegally crossing the border into Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi on Monday morning. (Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen)

KANCHANABURI: Forty-seven Myanmar job seekers and their four guides were arrested after they illegally crossed the border into Thailand in Sai Yok district early on Monday morning, Lat Ya Task Force commander Col Yuthana Meecharoen said.

They were found among trees in front of the mosque at Thai Muang village in tambon Bong Ti  about 6am by a combined military-police patrol. 

There were 28 men and 19 women. They said they were led by the four male guides from Dawei and Bago townships in Myanmar to the Thai border. They crossed the border into Sai Yok district at Thai Muang village and were waiting for transport to Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom, where they expected to get work.

They were to pay 14,000-25,000 baht each to job brokers on arrival at their destinations.

The 47 job seekers and four guides were handed over to Sai Yok police for legal proceedings.

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