Songkhla man nabbed smuggling 14 undocumented Burmese for 30,000 baht

A 31 12 months old man from Hat Yai, Songkhla, has been arrested by highway police in Surat Thani for allegedly smuggling 14 Burmese immigrants into Thailand. The arrest occurred on Phetkasem Road inside Thachang, the place he, after an initial try and flee, was apprehended along with his Toyota Revo pickup truck, registration number ผผ7620 Songkhla.
The man, Rusdee, was found to be transporting each male and female immigrants who reportedly had no authorized documentation for travel. Police acknowledged that these actions are frequent on major highways, significantly throughout long vacation periods such as the interval from July 28 to August 2.
Lieutenant Colonel Wachira Yaothaisong, head of the Second Highway Police Station, said…
“Illegal smuggling of overseas workers is a standard offence, and many perpetrators reap the advantages of major roads as escape routes. During the long holidays, from July 28 to August 2, such incidents have a tendency to extend. Upon spotting the pickup truck and not using a rear registration plate, our officers signalled for it to halt for inspection.”
Following Rusdee’ Fortune , he confessed. He stated that he picked up the immigrants from Mueang, Prachuap Khiri Khan, for delivery to Songkhla. The smuggling charge amounted to 30,000 baht (US$872). The suspect and all the detained immigrants were delivered to Thachang Police Station, reported KhaoSod.
Lieutenant Colonel Wachira mentioned that upon stopping the car for inspection, we found Rustee behaving suspiciously.
“This raised considerations in regards to the potential presence of illegal gadgets, main us to conduct a search which revealed 14 Burmese nationals, each women and men, hidden within the pickup truck’s cargo bed. None of them have been carrying any travel paperwork..

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