Migrant smuggler already 'tagged' for previous offence

Migrant smuggler already 'tagged' for previous offence

A plainclothes police officer finds illegal migrants jam-packed into an Isuzu D-max at an intersection in Muang district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Thursday. (Photo supplied/ Chaiwat Satyaem)
A plainclothes police officer finds illegal migrants jam-packed into an Isuzu D-max at an intersection in Muang district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Thursday. (Photo supplied/ Chaiwat Satyaem)

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Twenty-four illegal migrants from Myanmar seeking jobs in Thailand and their two drivers were arrested in Muang district, with one of the drivers found to be already wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet from a previous offence.

Border patrol police intercepted stopped an Isuzu D-max and a Proton sedan with Bangkok licence plates at Huai Yai intersection in tambon Khlong Wan on Thursday.

The two vehicles were found to be carrying 24 illegal migrants from Myanmar. Both drivers and their passengers were arrested, Pol Maj Thawee Phanoi, commander of the Border Patrol Police Company 146, said on Friday.

The arresting team found one of the drivers was already fitted with an electronic bracelet on his left ankle.  He had been arrested on charges of smuggling illegal migrants in July this year, released on bail and made to wear an electronic tag.

During questioning, the migrants said they had paid 30,000 baht each to brokers for jobs in Thailand.  

The migrants and the two smugglers were handed over to Khlong Wan police station for legal proceedings. The migrants will eventually be repatriated.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (3)
TRENDING

Thai test for Urawa as Kobe draw Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League

TOKYO: Two-time Asian Champions League winners Urawa Red Diamonds will take on Thailand's BG Pathum United in Monday's quarterfinals at Saitama Stadium with South Korea's Jeonbuk Motors facing J1 League strugglers Vissel Kobe.

11:00

PM defends ad spending of govt

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and government officials on Friday came out in defence of the Office of the Prime Minister's spending on advertisements, after it was ranked 13th out of 20 agencies for most ad spending in the country according to a recent poll by US-based research firm Nielsen.

10:50

Japan probing mistreatment of pregnant foreign trainees

The Japanese government is conducting a survey to determine whether foreign technical trainees have been forced by employers or intermediary groups to leave the country because they fell pregnant or gave birth.

08:38