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Chiang Rai: Three illegal Chinese escape after bungled arrest

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Mae Sai police, immigration and the military acting on information received staked out a branch of Tesco Lotus on Pahonyothin Road in Mae Sai in Thailand's far north. 

 

They had word of a consignment of illegal Chinese who had crossed the border from Myanmar. 

 

When they saw the eight men and women getting into a Toyota they announced their presence. 

 

Unfortunately this created a stir and they ran off in all directions. 

 

A search of the area turned up five of the Chinese and a Thai driver called Niwat from Thoen, Lampang.

 

Three of the illegals escaped. 

 

Niwat said he had been paid 2,000 baht by two Thai women to take the Chinese to Tak in Thailand's north west. 

 

The Chinese are believed to have crossed a natural border into Thailand. Some were working in the casino or hotels in Tachilek.

 

There are fears that the group could have Covid-19 as they entered Thailand illegally and have not been subjected to tests. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Niwat said he had been paid 2,000 baht by two Thai women to take the Chinese to Tak in Thailand's north west. 

Nice to see Thai nationals helping out displaced Chinese.

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Chinese are betrayed. Why would they be checked? Anyone see the difference between Thai and Chinese?

Police officers will now get lots of praise.

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

When they saw the eight men and women getting into a Toyota they ( Mae Sai police  ) announced their presence. 

 

Unfortunately this created a stir and they ran off in all directions

Who would have thought this ...? Sometimes it is better not to ' announce their presence ' , at least not before the arrest ...?

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On 10/27/2020 at 10:12 PM, worgeordie said:

They should have waited till they got in the Toyota,

then they would have them cornered ,but if they had driven

off would they have been able to catch them...

regards worgeordie

I suspect it was a case where the three began to run, and the police gave up the chase because they didn't want to get tired.

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