11 illegal migrants caught hiding in Thai tour bus

  • PTI, Bangkok
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 14:51 IST
The illegal migrants were found hiding in a Bankok-bound bus. (Photo courtesy: Thailand Tourism website)

Eleven illegal migrants were found hiding in the luggage compartment of a Bangkok-bound tour bus in Thailand’s Mae Sot district on Monday.

The nine men and two women were found during a search at Ban Huay Hin Fon security checkpoint, the Bangkok Post, a Thai English daily, reported.

The district shares a border with Myanmar and is known for being a hotspot for illegal immigration.

They were handed over to the immigration office for further legal action and repatriation.

Thanathip Rattanakrachang, 48, the tour bus driver, was charged with bringing illegal migrant labour into the country.

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