Immigration police arrested two suspected human traffickers and apprehended 19 Cambodians en route to jobs in Chonburi.
Officers from Immigration Division 3 in Jomtien Beach on July 22 reported they had intercepted two Toyota minivans in two separate incidents in Chachoengsao Province.
In the first, Thanatat Manketkorn, 41 of Rayong, was arrested while driving from Sa Kaeo Province with eight Cambodians ages 21-50.
Police said Thanatat confessed he’d been paid 4,500 baht to smuggle the illegal aliens to Chonburi.
Officers from Immigration Division 3 in Jomtien Beach intercepted two Toyota minivans suspected trafficking Cambodians to jobs in Pattaya.
In the second incident, Kiengkrai Sornin, 50, similarly was arrested in Chachoengsao’s Khao Hin Sorn District with 11 Cambodians ages 18-44. Police said he confessed to being paid 7,000 baht to transport the aliens.
Both drivers were charged with harboring illegal aliens as well as providing transportation services without a license.
The migrants in both cases were found to have no passports and were taken into custody and prepared for deportation.