Illegal Cambodian Workers Arrested at Pattaya Labor Camp

PHOTO: Siamrath

Pattaya —

Chonburi immigration officers raided a labor camp at the Chak Nok Reservoir near Pattaya on June 19th and arrested six illegal Cambodian workers.

The raid was conducted by a team led by Pol. Col. Naphatphong Kositsuriyamanee, Chief of Chonburi Immigration Police, following a tip-off from concerned citizens about the presence of illegal workers at the camp.

During the raid, the officers found 20 migrant workers at the site. Among them, six unidentified Cambodian nationals, aged between 19 and 51 years old, were unable to produce passports or work permits. They were then transported to the Chonburi Immigration Office where they confessed to having crossed Thailand’s border illegally through natural passages in Tak province.

The illegal workers further admitted to taking a ride to Pattaya to find construction jobs.

Authorities pressed charges against the workers for “being a foreign national residing in Thailand without permission.” The workers have been detained to await deportation.

PHOTO: Siamrath
PHOTO: Siamrath

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.