Pattaya Daily News

19 December 2012 :: 14:12:51 pm 69563

Police catch Sri Lankans Hiding In Pattaya

Chonburi immigration police arrested 64 foreigners from Sri Lanka who were briefly in Thailand, while waiting for human traffickers to send them to a third country to work illegally. The Sri Lankans were staying in two locations in Banglamung, and suspicious residents alerted police to their presence.
Advertise Here

PATTAYA – December 19, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3 a.m.,several dozen foreigners from Sri Lanka hiding out in two locations in Banglamung were arrested by immigration and police officers. The foreigners were waiting to be sent to a third country to work illegally by human traffickers.

Pol. Lt. Col. Tarattapong Tiasud, vice director of Chonburi immigration department, said they arrrested 64 suspects, nearly all male, except for two women. The foreigners were staying at the Baiyak resort at 194/9 moo 1, Banglamung; and at a 3-story townhome near the sea on soi Banglamung 12.

The police arrested the suspects after local Banglalmung residents reported that a lot of foreigners were residing in the two locations, and had asked the police to check them out.

The police sent some forces to investigate and discovered the foreigners were all from Sri Lanka. They had been sent to stay in Pattaya to wait, before being sent to a third country to work.

A Thai woman trafficker had provided the foreigners and was the one looking after them. Their illegal operation had been nicknamed “the baby goat movement.” Officers also discovered that an appointment had been made to send 100 “baby goats” to Lamchabang port in Sriracha to work overseas.

Initially, none of the suspects are admitting anything to the police. But the police will continue to investigate and arrest the rest of the illegal workers. For the 64 Sri Lankans in custody, the Chonburi immigration bureau will withdraw their visas for staying in Thailand and send them back to their country.

Photo : Internet   Category : Crime News

Comments in News


    
CAPTCHA Image
*

The messages you read here are opinions from the public and posted into the Forum automatically. The systems owner is not responsible for any content in the Forum or any comments posted. There is no proof that the contents posted are genuine or not, even if the name of the poster is real, th erefore, please use common sense when reading the Forum. If there are topics which are against the law or immoral, please contact webmaster@pattayadailynews.com