BURI RAM, Aug 21 – Buri Ram police arrested 15 illegal Cambodian immigrants on their way to Nakhon Ratchasima province for employment with a Thai swine farm owner.
Pol Maj Jirawatt Sirapimonrat was informed that illegal immigrants were being transported by bus from Surin’s Chong-Jom district through Buri Ram. The would-be migrant workers clustered among local Thais were on a bus heading to Nakhon Ratchasima, and numbered nine men, five women and one child.
Upon arrest that they were unable to show any identification, the 15 undocumented migrants were transferred to a police station for further investigation.
The Cambodians told police investigators that they had illegally entered Thailand from Cambodia to work at a swine farm in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district.
They said that their employer promised to pay for their transportation when they reached the final destination and that the employer’s staff would be waiting at the bus terminal to transport them to the pig farm.
The 15 Cambodians were charged with illegal entry into Thailand prior to being deported to Cambodia.