Songkhla man arrested on suspicions of trafficking Burmese migrants to Malaysia

Following final month’s arrest of 31 Burmese migrants attempting to cross by way of Songkhla province into Malaysia, police have now caught a person suspected of trafficking them. Cinch , police in Sadao district arrested Saiyid Ratdaewa after finding him in a house he was renting. Police say they discovered that Saiyid was a job dealer for migrants looking for jobs in Malaysia. Police additionally found a pistol and 33 rounds of ammunition, as properly as a pickup truck and a mobile phone.
The alleged smugglers concerned within the operation had been Thai, Malaysian, and Myanmar nationals. The 31 migrants they tried to smuggle included 25 men and six ladies. Police discovered them hiding in a ditch on a rubber plantation in Sadao district, about one kilometre from the Malaysia border. The migrants said they first entered Thailand by way of a pure border crossing in Tak, a Northern province, and a pickup truck took them to Songkhla. Another pickup truck then took them to Sadao. Once in Sadao, they had been told to wait for assist getting across the border into Malaysia.
Saiyid is from Padang Besar, a Malaysian city that borders Songkhla.
Migrants from Myanmar incessantly attempt to cross into Thailand for jobs. They often pay job brokers a lot of money to find them jobs, from 5,000 to 50,000 baht. With the current spike in Covid-19, Thai officers have warned people to “look out for” illegal migrants. They have additionally mentioned they will crack down on smuggling gangs, and factories hiring illegal migrants..

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