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Ranong troops intercept Myanmar worker smugglers

Jun 05. 2017
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By The Nation

Troops of the Ranong-based Thep Sattree Taskforce intercepted three attempts to smuggle undocumented Myanmar workers into Thailand late Sunday night.

Colonel Santi Sakuttanag, commander of the taskforce, said on Monday that troops from his taskforce stopped three pickup trucks carrying 33 undocumented Myanmar workers in total in three separate smuggling attempts. One of the workers is a woman, he added.

In the first case, a pickup driven by Komkrit Kraisit, a Surat Thani resident, was stopped at the road checkpoint in Moo 1 village in tambon Naga of Ranong’s Suksamaran district and the troops found 14 undocumented Myanmar migrants.

In the second attempt, the troops arrested nine Myanmar workers inside a pickup near the same road checkpoint but the driver managed to flee.

Then, the troops found another pickup in Moo 8 village in the same tambon and arrested 10 Myanmar workers. The driver fled.

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