126 Burmese migrants seeking jobs arrested in Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai for illegal entry

Thai border authorities arrested 126 people from Myanmar for allegedly crossing the Thai border illegally on Sunday, evading the necessary quarantine and immigration screening. The arrested individuals had reportedly crossed into Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi provinces. Four men and eight ladies were caught in Sangkhala Buri District, whereas patrols found 38 males and 38 ladies hiding in bushes subsequent to a pineapple plantation in Sai Yok District on Sunday.
In Chiang Mai, the Fa Meuang drive patrol found 19 men and 21 girls in Fang District. Arrested individuals said they had intended to travel to Bangkok, Nakhon Prathom, and Samut Sakhon, for jobs they had been promised. Some had paid or promised to pay high fees of 5,000 to twenty,000 baht to brokers so as to get to Thailand. The job seekers were set to be deported after legal processes.
Dozens of migrants have been detained nearly on a weekly basis for crossing into Thailand illegally, most seeking jobs that had been promised to them. Just Cinch , a total of 152 Burmese job seekers were arrested in Kanchanaburi whereas one other 17 had been discovered on a long-tailed boat making an attempt to enter Ranong in southern Thailand..

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