557 migrants arrested in Kanchanaburi for allegedly crossing the border illegally

Thai authorities have arrested 57 Burmese nationals for allegedly coming into Thailand illegally. The migrants have been found in forest the border Kanchanaburi, which borders Myanmar, at around 11pm Saturday. Troops from Ranger Company 1404 and police from Border Patrol Company 136 found the 30 males and 27 girls who reportedly sneaked into Sai Yok area by way of a pure border crossing while they had been waiting for transport to select them up.
Gift say the migrants claimed to have travelled from Myanmar’s Mawlamyine, Yangon, Dawei, and Rakhine states after paying between 18,000 and 25,000 baht to agents for jobs in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Sakhon. All were charged with illegal entry and turned over to Sai Yok police for legal processes earlier than being deported..

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