By The Nation
But eight of them had their documents in order and were released.
Surachate told reporters that Luke Okoli, 18, of South Africa, was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful entry into the Kingdom.
Charged with carrying fake passports were as Kevin Asok, 29, from Guinea, and Ake Dikajvuidi, 25, and Ramaqami Kapita Mwati, 27, of Congo, though it was not immediately clear which of the two countries sharing that name they came from.
Ten others were charged with entering Thailand illegally, including the Myanmar man identified only as Suneil, 22.
The others were John Omo, 26, of Zimbabwe, Chers Igbosonu, 24, of Mozambique, Gabriel Williams, 29, of Liberia, Yamoah Gilbert, 19, and Boyyant, 27, of Ghana, Chibueze Casmir, 31, of Nigeria, and Masud Masata, 23, and Mongolola Jacques Pilipili, 19, of Congo.