TAK: Three female Myanmar migrants were arrested on Saturday night by soldiers patrolling along the border in Mae Sot district to prevent illegal border crossings from Myanmar in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The three women were spotted by patrolmen from the Naresuan Force under the 2nd Thailand-Myanmar Friendship Bridge at Ban Wang Ta Khian in tambon Tha Sai Luat.
They were handed over to the Mae Sot immigration office for further legal action. They were also to undergo a Covid-19 screening process supervised by health officials.
Government forces have regularly patrolled the Moey river bordering Thailand and Myanmar to prevent illegal entry by migrants and cross-border smugglings of drugs and stolen vehicles.
Written by: Assawin Pinitwong
Source: Bangkok Post
Published on 8 Nov 2020