Myanmar migrants nabbed in Kanchanaburi

Myanmar migrants nabbed in Kanchanaburi

Soldiers arrested 10 Myanmar nationals for illegal entry in Muang district in Kanchanaburi on Sunday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)
Soldiers arrested 10 Myanmar nationals for illegal entry in Muang district in Kanchanaburi on Sunday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)

A team of security officials on Sunday morning stopped a car at a checkpoint in Muang district of Kanchanaburi province and arrested 10 Myanmar nationals for illegal entry.

Lt Col Sathaporn Tiaphetdee, leader of a peacekeeping unit of the 9th Infantry Regiment, said the unit comprising 15 immigration and local administration officials and rangers stopped a white Honda at the Ban Phu Nam Ron checkpoint in tambon Ban Kao of Muang district for a search on being informed that a number of illegal immigrants would be transported along the Phu Nam Ron-Huay Nam Khao route.

Found in the car were 10 Myanmar nationals — nine men and one woman. They were arrested and charged with illegal entry.

The Myanmar driver, Ling Wanchai, 32, was additionally charged with human trafficking.

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