By Thai Newsroom Reporters
TWENTY-SIX Cambodians were today (July 26) rounded up in Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province on illegal entry charges.
Army-trained rangers have detained the 14 female and 12 male Cambodians after they had trespassed on Thai territory in Non Sao Aye village in the eastern border district, said a ranger commander.
The Cambodians had illegally entered Thailand with intent to look for jobs in Bangkok and elsewhere in this country, he said.
The illegal job-seekers have reportedly come from varied provinces inside Cambodia, such as Siem Reap, Battambang and Kampong Cham. They are yet to be sent back to their home country, he said.
Thai military and police units have stepped up border patrols and security measures, given possibilities that undocumented Cambodians might try to enter Thailand in illegal fashion through natural borderlines.
Top: Aranyaprathet railway station which is a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride from the border. Photo: Clay Gilliland (CC BY-SA 2.0)