Immigration officials in Chang Saen, Chiang Rai have arrested 18 Chinese nationals for illegal entry after crossed the Mekong from Laos. Immigration police said the Chinese Nationals were found taking refuge at a local restaurant.
Chiang Rai Immigration police said they were tipped off about the illegal migrants slipping into Thailand from Laos by crossing the Mekong River.
The Chinese Nationals have been charged with illegal entry and defying the emergency decree on public health.
Public health officers were also summoned to do a temperature test on all the Chinese National. Thankfully none of them showed a sign of Covid-19 coronavirus infection.
Even more the group did not have exposure to the general public as they were caught swiftly, Thai Media Reported.
Immigration detained them at the Chiang Saen police station for legal proceedings. Furthermore, investigators were checking their mobile data and usage of their mobile phones. The Thaiger reports that police believe they might contain useful information regarding people who may have contributed to their investigation.