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Police catch 38 trying to cross border

Police catch 38 trying to cross border

A group of 38 Cambodian migrant workers were sent home by authorities in Beantey Meanchey province’s O’Chrough district after being detained for three hours on Tuesday for attempting to illegally enter Thailand to find work.

Poipet commune police chief Soung Sao told the Post yesterday the group had been nabbed while attempting to meet up with a facilitator at the Golden Casino in Poipet town.

While in detention, authorities educated the workers about the dangers of migrant work in Thailand, the police chief said.

“We made them sign a contract to stop entering Thailand illegally before they returned home,” he said.

Sek Samorn, deputy director of the Cambodia-Thai border office, said that authorities had been unable to identify the facilitator.

The group was mostly from Kampong Cham, Takeo, Prey Veng, Battambang, Siem Reap and Beanteay Meanchey provinces, he added.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khoun Leakhana at [email protected]

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