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Two arrested in connection with 7 smuggled Rohingya

Nakhon Si Thammarat police yesterday arrested two individuals on suspicion of being involved in the smuggling into Thailand of seven Rohingya who were earlier detained in Thung Song district.

Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said the arrests were made after the Thung Song Provincial Court on Friday approved the warrants.

Pol Col Kritsana did not divulge the identities of the two suspects or say exactly where they were arrested.

He said they had been charged with illegally bringing foreign people into the country, giving them shelter and participating in organised transnational crime.

The pair are now being detained for questioning at Thung Song police station to find out whether there were others involved in the smuggling of these Rohingya into Thailand, he said.

The seven illegal entrants were apprehended on a Bangkok to Sungai Kolok train at Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Thung Song Train Station on Thursday. They were then detained for questioning at Thung Song police station, police said.

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