Mail truck drivers arrested for smuggling migrant workers

Two mail truck drivers of Thailand Post were arrested after they were found to smuggle illegal migrant workers from Samut Sakhon and Prachuab Khiri Khan to the South early on Monday.

All the 24 Myanmar migrant workers, 20 men and four women, were inside the two mail trucks when police and soldiers stopped the trucks at a road checkpoint in Lang Shan district of Chumphon province on Asia Highway 41 at 02.00 am today.

Both drivers Saravut Srisuvo, 40, and Pornchai Moonponno, 40, said they were paid 1,300-1,500 baht for driving each migrant worker to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Hat Yai.

They said they had made three successful trips to the South in the past months.

Police have imposed human trafficking charge on the two drivers and are investigating into their network and bring all for trials.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)