Thai Police Intercept Coaches Transporting Over 105 Illegal Immigrants from Chiang Rai to Bangkok


At 11:00 PM on June 3rd, 2024, Thai highway police officers received an anonymous tip about coaches transporting a large number of illegal immigrants from Chiang Rai to Bangkok.

In response to the report, Thai highway police, Phrae immigration officers, and relevant agencies were dispatched to strategic locations along Yantrakitkoson Road in Song District, Rong Kwang District, and Mueang Phrae District.

The authorities identified three suspicious coaches from a private tour bus company operating the Mae Sai-Bangkok route in Mueang Phrae. Upon intercepting the coaches, police discovered a group of 85 Burmese nationals without legal documentation that had crossed the Thai border.

In addition to this, Thai highway police apprehended 20 more individuals under similar circumstances in Uttaradit, bringing the total number of captured illegal Burmese immigrants to over 105.

According to the police, the unidentified coach drivers reported picking up the group from various locations, including Mae Sai bus station and Phayao University, with the destination being Bangkok.

The highway police conducted thorough screenings of the drivers, illegal immigrants, and regular passengers before escorting them to local police stations for further legal action and extradition proceedings.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
Kittisak has a passion for outgoings no matter how tough it will be, he will travel with an adventurous style. As for his interests in fantasy, detective genres in novels and sports science books are parts of his soul. He works for Pattaya News as the latest writer.