Border patrols on Sunday arrested a total of 126 Myanmar people who illegally crossed the border into Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai provinces.
In Kanchanaburi, 38 men and 38 women were found by a patrol of the Surasee Task Force hiding in bushes beside a pineapple plantation near Nong Pla Duk, the Moo 5 village, in tambon Si Mongkol of Sai Yok district on Sunday afternoon.
Another group of four men and six women were caught near Song Karia, or Moo 8 village, in tambon Nong Lu of Sangkhla Buri district.
When questioned, they said they were from Phayathonezu, Moulmein, Bago or Dawei townships in Myanmar, and heading to promised jobs in Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Bangkok.
PIYARAT CHONGCHAROEN AND PANUMET TANRAKSA