20 Myanmar workers arrested in Tak

Twenty undocumented Myanmar workers were arrested by immigration police at a checkpoint in Ban Tak district of Tak province early Monday, according to Matichon Online.

The arrest came after the police stopped a pick-up truck covered with canvas at a checkpoint on Mae Ramat - Ban Tak road for a search.

The found nine men and 11 women hidden in the vehicle

The illegal migrants said they each paid Thanapol Rasipiti, 25, the pick-up truck driver, who promised they would get a job in Bangkok.

The police said Thanapol had earlier been sentenced to six months in jail for illegally bringing alien workers into the country.

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