Thai women nabbed for illegally moving migrants

Thai women nabbed for illegally moving migrants

Soldiers search a pick-up truck at a checkpoint in tambon Pang Phle in Kanchanaburi's Sangkhla Buri district on Wednesday morning. Two Thai women were arrested for transporting Myanmar migrants to Three Pagodas border checkpoint, violating the ban against moving migrants to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen)
Soldiers search a pick-up truck at a checkpoint in tambon Pang Phle in Kanchanaburi's Sangkhla Buri district on Wednesday morning. Two Thai women were arrested for transporting Myanmar migrants to Three Pagodas border checkpoint, violating the ban against moving migrants to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen)

KANCHANABURI: Two Thai women were arrested at a checkpoint in Sangkhla Buri district on Wednesday while transporting seven Myanmar migrants and a child in violation of the provincial communicable disease committee's order prohibiting movements of migrants to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

The arrests were made at about 7am when a Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck was stopped at the Chong Ua checkpoint at Moo 4 village in tambon Pang Phle. The vehicle was from Thong Pha Phum district, heading for Sangkhla Buri.

Found in the vehicle were two Thai women — Worawan Sisuksai, 39, the driver, and Chansuda Uafua, 33. Also packed in the pickup were seven Myanmar migrants, three of whom were men, and a two-year-old boy.

The Two Thai women said they were taking the migrants and the child from Kanchanaburi town to the Three Pagodas border checkpoint at Moo 9 in tambon Nong Lu. From there, led by a job agent, the migrants would proceed to their home province of Moulmein in Myanmar.

They were taken to Sangkhla Buri police station for legal proceedings on charges of violating the ban on movements of migrants and the Communicable Disease Act.

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