56 Burmese Nationals Arrested in Kanchanaburi for Illegal Entry into Thailand

Kanchanaburi —

On June 18th, 2024, Sangkhlaburi police, immigration officers, and relevant agencies successfully apprehended 56 Burmese nationals who allegedly crossed into Thailand illegally through a natural passage in Sangkhlaburi, Kanchanaburi.

The operation was initiated following a tip-off from an anonymous source. The source reported a large group of Burmese individuals attempting to evade a subdistrict police checkpoint by traversing forested areas along 323 Road.

Upon receiving the report, relevant agencies were dispatched to the reported area and intercepted the group of 56 Burmese immigrants, including children, who had entered Thailand unlawfully.

The individuals reportedly admitted to their illegal entry, stating their intention to seek employment opportunities in Central Thailand.

They disclosed that they had paid Burmese agents 16,000 baht each to facilitate their illegal border crossing.

Before they could be picked up by Thai drivers and transported to various provinces including Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Nonthaburi, and Bangkok for work, the Kanchanaburi authorities intervened and detained them.

Initially, Thai immigration officers took hold of the illegal immigrants before processing further legal action and planning to deport them back to their home country.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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