The hearing has been postponed from September 10 due to officials’ engagement in the preparation for the granting of pardon to 83 other Thai detainees. The 83 villagers have returned safely to Thailand since September 18.
The two Thai villagers have been identified as Kalaya Thawo, 49, and Thanom Chansamut, 52, from Surat Thani and Chumphon provinces respectively. The Myanmar court has already handed down a verdict, sentencing Mr Thanom to 7 years in prison for firearm possession.
According to Thai border authorities, the two suspects had earlier pleaded guilty to the drug possession charges.