More illegal job seekers caught on border

More illegal job seekers caught on border

Twenty-seven Myanmar migrants arrested near the border in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Muang district on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Chaiwat Satyaem)
Twenty-seven Myanmar migrants arrested near the border in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Muang district on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Chaiwat Satyaem)

Border patrols arrested 79 more Myanmar job seekers who illegally crossed the border into Prachuap Khiri Khan in the Central region and Chiang Mai in the North on Tuesday.

In Prachuap Khiri Khan, police rounded up 27 people, 15 men and 12 women, near a natural border crossing at Moo 4 village in tambon Ko Lak of Muang district on Tuesday morning, Pol Col Samer Yusamran, the Muang police chief, said.

They were given health checks before being charged.

In Chiang Mai, an army border patrol spotted a large group of men and women walking from the border to No Lae village in tambon Mae Pin of Fang district about 10.30pm, Col Veerachai Phongkaew, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment of the Pha Muang Force, said. 

There were 52 in the group, 19 men and 33 women. They were arrested and taken to an operations base at Ban Luang in tambon Mae Ngon for questioning. All said they were heading for Bangkok to get work.

They would be repatriated after completing legal proceedings, he said.

Meanwhile, security patrols are being stepped up again along the border with Myanmar after hundreds of job seekers were caught for illegal entry in the last few days and thousands more were said to be waiting for the opportunity to sneak into Thailand.

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