11 Illegal migrants arrested in Au Noi district

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On 22 Nov, police arrested 11 migrants near the Tabaek Border in Au Noi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan for illegally crossing into the country. The migrants were hiding in a palm plantation when a villager working in the rubber field heard dogs barking and human voices coming from the bush.

The villager alerted the police and border securities to conduct a search and eventually found all of them.  Health officials arrived shortly and immediately screened the migrants and check their temperatures for a possible Covid-19 infection.

The migrants told police that they paid a Thai agent 6,500 baht each to sneak across the border, wait at the rubber plantation and later transport them to Phuket island.

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