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    Desperate Chinese Caught Trying to Swim into Thailand

    Mae Sot police arrested 16 Chinese nationals yesterday for illegal entry by crossing the Moei River.


    The investigators suspected the Chinese nationals may have been previously employed at a casino in Myanmar, but were made redundant as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.


    It was reported the suspects swam across the river and some almost drowned prompting the police to pull them to safety on the river bank near Charlerm Thep Road in tambon Tha Sai Luad.


    The pandemic has forced the Myanmar and Thai authorities to close the common border, except for the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge where cargo can cross.


    The Chinese decided to swim instead of ferrying across the river on a long-tailed boat which would have attracted attention.


    According to police, six Chinese had passports with them while the rest did not.


    The police told the Tak immigration bureau office and soldiers from special task force attached to the 4th infantry regiment about the capture of the Chinese nationals.


    The suspects were taken to the Mae Sot provincial police yesterday after they were charged with illegal entry and violating the Communicable Disease Act for dodging mandatory quarantine procedures.


    On Saturday, Samut Prakan immigration police arrested 10 Cambodian nationals for posing as monks and soliciting cash donations from people in tambon Bang Phli.


    Police said the men would slip on monk’s robes and set out on foot to ask for cash donations from people in nearby communities.


    Pol Col Parinya Klinkesorn, superintendent of Samut Prakan immigration police, said the men did not have monks’ licences or credentials to show police. Also, some had been previously deported for illegal donation collection.


    They told police they crossed into Thailand through natural border channels in Aranyaprathet before catching a bus to Samut Prakan.

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    Hard-working Chinese Forced to Swim into Thailand



    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    monks’ licences or credentials
    Interesting, makes sense, never thought about it

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    send them backthe same way they came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post

    Hard-working Chinese Forced to Swim into Thailand
    Also hasn't disappointed....

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    A spiteful old duffer followed by someone who never makes any sense.

    Another TD day cranks into gear.

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    That's 16 more quality tourists Thailand needs in these trying times

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Interesting, makes sense, never thought about it
    Oh Christ yeah, saffron robes are Thailand's version of fiddling the dole. In the Muslim world hangers on gather at the mosque.

    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    That's 16 more quality tourists Thailand needs in these trying times
    Is the bludging scene getting more competitive?

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