Smuggler’s pickup overturns, illegal migrants caught

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The Bangkok Post

A pickup truck overturned fleeing a checkpoint search, as 38 illegal migrants from Myanmar and two of three drivers hired to smuggle them were arrested in Mae Sai and Mae Fa Luang districts of Chiang Rai early on Thursday. Soldiers of the Pha Muang task force manning a road checkpoint for illicit drugs at Sanpasak village in tambon Phong Kham near the border signalled a pickup truck with Chiang Rai plates carrying about 30 people to stop. Instead, the driver gunned the motor and sped through the checkpoint. The soldiers gave chase. The fleeing driver lost control on a curve in front of Wat Tha…

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