Chiang Rai officers detain 12 Chinese nationals after unlawful border crossings

Border officers in the northern province of Chiang Rai have caught 12 Chinese nationals, in three separate operations, after the men entered Thailand illegally. According to a Bangkok Post report, the arrests occurred in the Chiang Khong and Chiang Saen districts of the province in current days. The detainees claimed they labored in casinos in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos and chose to journey through Thailand because its good infrastructure made travel more handy.
On Friday, officials detained four Chinese nationals who have been travelling by boat from Laos. It’s understood the boat had been contracted to drop them off in Ban Sop Yam, in the district of Chiang Saen. They have been named as 24-year-old Xiao Zhuzhuo, 20-year-old Song He, 20-year-old Chen Jun, and 19-uear-old Zhang Hao.
On Saturday night, border officers on patrol in Chiang Saen arrested one other 2 Chinese men, who were recognized as 37-year-old Sun Lei and 34-year-old Ji Wei. The males were detained after being seen walking a trail within the Ban Don Mahawan area of Chiang Khong district, having illegally crossed into the country.
The Bangkok Post stories that one other 6 Chinese nationals have been detained on Sunday morning after they had been discovered walking one other path in a village on the Mekong River. They have been named as 28-year-old Lai Zi, 29-year-old Ni Shigeng, 28-year-old Wu Zengming, 26-year-old Xian Anpei, 24-year-old Xiao Zhuzhuo, and 30-year-old Yang Yong.
All 12 detainees have been charged with illegal entry into Thailand and violating the communicable illness law.

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