Another group of 83 Thais previously stranded in Laukkaing, Myanmar are set to be flown home on a commercial flight from China on Monday morning, the Foreign Ministry said, citing a report from the Thai embassy in Yangon.
The 83 Thais were safely evacuated by land from Laukkaing to China. An arrangement has been made for them to fly home on a chartered Lion Air flight expected to land at Don Mueang airport on Monday at about 1.40am.
After going through immigration at the airport they will be taken to another location to be vetted under a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) process to identify who among them are victims of human trafficking and who had been involved in transnational crime.
The Foreign Ministry thanked all concerned for pooling their efforts to help Thai nationals in trouble abroad. The Thai embassy in Yangon will continue with an investigation to help Thai nationals who may be still in Laukkaing.