Illegal job seekers caught near border

Illegal job seekers caught near border

An official conducts temperature checks on the seven Myanmar job seekers caught in Muang district of Kanchanaburi province in the early hours of Tuesday. (Photo: Piyarat Choncharoen)
An official conducts temperature checks on the seven Myanmar job seekers caught in Muang district of Kanchanaburi province in the early hours of Tuesday. (Photo: Piyarat Choncharoen)

KANCHANABURI: Seven Myanmar nationals were arrested for illegal entry, near the border in Muang district, in the early hours of Tuesday.

A patrol of poice, soldiers and local officials found the six women and one man waiting for transport among trees near a bridge at Moo 15 village in tambon Ban Klao about 2am, said Thananat Srisan, chief of Muang district.

All were checked for a fever, and their temperatures were normal. 

They told the arresting team they had travelled from Dawei town. They had paid 18,000 baht each to a Myanmar job agent, who had promised them work in Pathum Thani and Samut Sakhon provinces. 

Thet were sent to police for legal action and deportation.


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