IS fighters 'probably' in Thailand

Prawit Wongsuwon, first Deputy Prime Minister in charge of security, arrives Monday for a meeting with top military officers. (Photo via Twitter/@wassanananuam)

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon expressed concern Monday about the risk of Islamic State (IS) fighters and members of other terrorist organisations sneaking into Thailand.

Gen Prawit made the remark during an interview about the current crackdown on transnational criminals who may be among the approximately 100,000 foreigners believed to have overstayed their visas.

Defence Ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich provided this figure on Sunday.

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