Thai authorities hand over 155 convicted Myanmar workers

The transferred Myanmar migrants are seen on the Ranong-Kawthoung border.

Thai authorities handed over 155 Myanmar workers to Myanmar authorities on 17 June, said officials.
Those 155 detainees, arrested for various reasons in 14 southern provinces of Thailand, were handed over after being released from a prison in Ranong province.
Fifteen Myanmar migrant workers were repatriated to Myanmar via Ranong, Thailand, on the afternoon of 17 June, according to the Labour Attaché of Myanmar Embassy.
A total of 155 people, including 88 men, 52 women and 15 children, were deported from Ranong, Thailand, to Kawthoung, Myanmar.
“Officials in Thailand have handed over 155 repatriates to Myanmar authorities. The workers will undergo a five-day medical check-up at the Quarantine Center in Khamaukkyi and Pulontontone,” said a volunteer.
Myanmar citizens include both migrant and non-migrant workers. It is reported that the authorities systematically handed over the workers, including those who had crossed the border illegally.
Thai authorities are cracking down on Myanmar migrants entering Thailand on various pretexts, and the largest number of migrant workers are being arrested for entering the country unofficially.
On 8 June, Thai authorities handed over 165 Myanmar workers convicted in Thailand. —TWA/GNLM

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