More than 100 immigrants arrested in Tak for illegal entry

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TAK, 18 June 2013 Provincial immigration and border police officers have arrested more than 100 Burmese immigrants for illegal entry at a shelter near the Thai-Myanmar border. 

The group including men, women, and children has been arrested in Mae Sot district with none of them carrying immigration paper for their entry.

According to the Immigration Police, the officers raided makeshift shelters built behind Ban Huai Muang village located in Tha Sai Luat sub-district, to find the Burmese migrants. The shelters were believed to be built by a human trafficking gang for illegal migrants to stay until someone whom they had paid for, come to pick them up to other provinces across Thailand, especially Bangkok, where they can find a job.

At this stage, the migrants will be held in custody until they are repatriated to Myanmar. Further investigations will also be launched in order to find the main human trafficking network responsible for their entry.