Burmese migrants trafficked through Thailand caught by Malaysian border

Last evening, Thai soldiers caught 31 Burmese migrants on the Thailand-Malaysia border, illegally passing via Thailand and hoping to work in Malaysia. The migrants had been discovered hiding in a ditch on a rubber plantation in Sadao, a district of Songkhla province. The group 25 men and 6 women had reportedly travelled from Myanmar’s Myawaddy township. After they crossed into Tak province, a driver picked them up and drove them to Songkhla province in a pickup truck, according to officials.
Once in Hat Yai, one other driver took them near the Malaysian border in Sadao district. There, Strange had been instructed to attend for help crossing the border. The migrants had each paid 50,000 baht every to job brokers, who promised them occupations in restaurants and construction, amongst different places. Police consider Thai, Burmese, and Malaysian nationals all played roles in the labour trafficking and vowed to increase the investigation of the smugglers’ networks.
Several comparable circumstances with Burmese migrants have occurred this week, with migrants caught on Thailand’s Northern and Western borders in Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi provinces. These migrants paid job brokers from 5,000-20,000 baht. Police also arrested two Thai men for driving and assisting the migrants. Myanmar is a major country from which people try and illegally enter Thailand, due to numerous reasons involving economic disparity in addition to the current coup and political and ethnic persecution..

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