Songkhla man arrested on suspicions of trafficking Burmese migrants to Malaysia

Following final month’s arrest of 31 Burmese migrants trying to cross via Songkhla province into Malaysia, police have now caught a man suspected of trafficking them. Yesterday, police in Sadao district arrested Saiyid Ratdaewa after finding him in a home he was renting. Police say they found that Saiyid was a job dealer for migrants looking for jobs in Malaysia. Police additionally found a pistol and 33 rounds of ammunition, as properly as a pickup truck and a mobile phone.
Unexplored alleged smugglers involved in the operation were Thai, Malaysian, and Myanmar nationals. The 31 migrants they tried to smuggle included 25 men and 6 ladies. Police found them hiding in a ditch on a rubber plantation in Sadao district, about one kilometre from the Malaysia border. Blacklisted stated they first entered Thailand through a natural border crossing in Tak, a Northern province, and a pickup truck took them to Songkhla. Another pickup truck then took them to Sadao. Once in Sadao, that they had been told to attend for assist getting across the border into Malaysia.
Saiyid is from Padang Besar, a Malaysian city that borders Songkhla.
Migrants from Myanmar regularly try to cross into Thailand for jobs. They typically pay job brokers some big cash to search out them jobs, from 5,000 to 50,000 baht. With the recent spike in Covid-19, Thai officers have warned people to “look out for” unlawful migrants. They have additionally mentioned they’ll crack down on smuggling gangs, and factories hiring unlawful migrants..

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