Chonburi Immigration Police rounded up 46 Cambodians who were not only in Thailand illegally, but were allegedly gambling.
The two Khmer men, 22 women and 22 children were apprehended inside a commercial building on Naklua Soi 12 Nov. 9.
Police were called to the scene from a tip that several people were gambling. They arrived to find several trying to escape, then discovered another 40 Cambodians inside.
Immigration officers said the Cambodian families had paid agents 6,000 baht each to come to Pattaya to work as beggars, flower peddlers and other street jobs.
Men, women and children, here without visas, have been rounded up and deported.