Chiang Rai officials detain 12 Chinese nationals after unlawful border crossings

Border officers in the northern province of Chiang Rai have caught 12 Chinese nationals, in 3 separate operations, after the boys entered Thailand illegally. According to a Bangkok Post report, the arrests happened within the Chiang Khong and Chiang Saen districts of the province in recent days. The detainees claimed they worked in casinos in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos and selected to journey by way of Thailand as a outcome of its good infrastructure made travel more handy.
On Friday, officers detained 4 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 evening, border officials on patrol in Chiang Saen arrested another 2 Chinese men, who had been recognized as 37-year-old Sun Lei and 34-year-old Ji Wei. The men have been detained after being seen strolling a path in the Ban Don Mahawan area of Chiang Khong district, having illegally crossed into the nation.
The Bangkok Post stories that another 6 Chinese nationals were detained on Sunday morning after they have 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 regulation.

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