A recent case of illegal sale of frozen fish has led to the arrest of five state officials and two civilians in Thailand. The individuals were allegedly involved in the sale of frozen fish confiscated from an illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) vessel. The suspects include a former director of the Bangkok Port Customs Office and senior customs officials.
In a recent incident, a Thai driver and 13 illegal migrants from Myanmar were detained in the Rattaphum district of Songkhla, a southern province in Thailand. Immigration police followed and intercepted a sport utility vehicle on a highway at Khuha intersection in Rattaphum district on Thursday evening.
On the early morning of May 24, 2023, fortynine Myanmar nationals were arrested in Thong Pha Phum district, Kanchanaburi, and charged with illegal entry. Acting on a tipoff, soldiers from the Surasee Task Force and Thong Pha Phum police discovered the group hiding in a teak forest near Moo 1 village in tambon Tha Khanun. The group comprised of 29 men and 20 women, all undocumented.
In a recent crackdown, 42 jobseekers from Myanmar were arrested after illegally crossing the border into Sangkhla Buri district in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. The group was comprised of 27 men and 15 women, all of whom were apprehended following a tipoff about suspiciouslooking individuals in the area.