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Mae Hong Son borders strictly patrolled to stop illegal crossings

By The Nation

 

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Border patrolling units in Mae Hong Son province have been doubled to stop people from crossing over illegally from Myanmar.

 

Provincial governor Sithichai Chindaluang said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has ordered each province to find people who are at risk of infection.

 

He added that since Mae Hong Son shares a border with Myanmar, border patrols have been intensified to prevent illegal crossings and violators will face serious action.

 

As for the transport of goods, he said the province has prepared specific areas for delivery which can only be accessed at specific times.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30400085

 

 

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12 minutes ago, JoePai said:

and why have they not been doing that for the past year - so much for the BS about needing an army for security

" Army for Security ". And all the massive spending on War Toys that goes along with it.

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Why patrol in a team of 7 when 3 patrols of 2+ persons would cover a much wider area. They can be in contact by radio if back-up is needed. It's hardly as if they are going to encounter armed smugglers (just migrant workers or Thai ladies returning from Casinos over the border). Doesn't seem like a very good use of resources.

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12 minutes ago, soi3eddie said:

Why patrol in a team of 7 when 3 patrols of 2+ persons would cover a much wider area. They can be in contact by radio if back-up is needed. It's hardly as if they are going to encounter armed smugglers (just migrant workers or Thai ladies returning from Casinos over the border). Doesn't seem like a very good use of resources.

Border patrols were always running into armed caravans of amphetamine smugglers in days gone by and you'd often see reports of firefights. Don't seem to hear about that any more though - the smugglers must have better routes.

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31 minutes ago, KhaoNiaw said:

Border patrols were always running into armed caravans of amphetamine smugglers in days gone by and you'd often see reports of firefights. Don't seem to hear about that any more though - the smugglers must have better routes.

 

I met some border patrol (4 personnel) all were heavily armed up Phu Chi Fa in Chiang Rai back in October. Pleasant young guys taking selfies who were happy to take a picture with me. 

 

 

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