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14 Cambodians arrested for working without permits at border town

by Kenneth Basilio
14 Cambodians arrested for working without permits at border town
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Authorities caught 14 Cambodian traders working without credentials in the Rong Kluea market.

Col. Akekapong Krittayakiatchuti, commander of the 12th Ranger Forces Regiment, together with border officials, spearheaded an inspection operation in the Rong Kluea market.

14 Cambodians without proper credentials, passports, and entry permits were apprehended during the operation.

1201 Task Force Commander, Maj. Charn Wongwaimethee announced that three Cambodian individuals were arrested after disguising as fishermen along a canal on the Thailand-Cambodia border.

Maj. Wongwaimethee stated that the Cambodian men swam towards the Thai border when they thought that no one was guarding the area.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer posted in Sa Kaeo province faces charges over accusations of abetting trafficking operations in Aranyaprathet district.

Thai Immigration Bureau commissioner, Pol Lt. Gen. Sompong Chingduang, stated that the police officer indicted, Pol Snr Sgt Maj Lert Theparat formally recognized the charges presented to him.

The police sergeant major had earlier denied the accusations. Yet, police investigators were able to procure evidence, incriminating him to the crimes presented before him.

The evidence gathered by investigators asserts that the officer had smuggled 20 foreign nationals that were caught near the border on July 3.

The senior police commissioner also added that the investigators are now probing whether Therparat has connections to the trafficking syndicate run Petcharat Sathorn, an individual who was also recently apprehended by authorities.

Regardless, border officials remain steadfast in preventing, guarding, and catching foreign nationals seeking to enter Thailand illegally.

Source: Khmer Times