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Hundreds of illegal migrants captured at Thai border


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BANGKOK (NNT) - Border patrol officials have made recent arrests of illegal migrants crossing into Thailand from neighboring countries, with hundreds found coming from Myanmar and Cambodia.


Officials in Kanchanaburi have captured 14 Myanmar nationals illegally crossing into Thailand, along with 2 coordinators and a car. The arrest led to the capture of another 212 illegal migrants in Sri Mongkol subdistrict.


Officials said the migrants came from several cities in Myanmar, each paid between 18,000 and 23,000 baht to their coordinators to help them cross the border. They were headed for different Thai cities including Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Chon Buri, Ratchaburi, Ayutthaya, and Samut Prakan.


The migrants were screened for COVID-19, but none of them exhibited any sign of the disease. They were then sent to Sai Yok police station for deportation.


In Sa Kaeo, border patrol officials and Ta Phraya special unit captured 104 Cambodian nationals hiding in a forest after illegally crossing into Thailand. The migrants did not carry with them any travel documents. Each of them paid 5,000-7,000 baht to their agents.


Through questioning, these migrants said they were to seek employment in construction in Thailand, after the easing of inter-provincial travel restrictions in Cambodia. They crossed into Thailand through a natural trail at night but were arrested while hiding and waiting to be transported to another location.


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