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Illegal migrants caught at Pattaya Market

Seven illegal migrants were arrested during a police raid on the largest fresh market in Pattaya, talad Amon Nakhon in Bang Lamung district, on Wednesday morning

The 6am operation by Bang Lamung and immigration police and labour officials was aimed at illegal migrants working in shops at the market.

As police searched the shops, workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos fled to escape arrest.

Police managed to round up 30 migrants. However, 23 were found to have work permits. The other seven had neither travel documents nor work permits.

The seven illegal migrants were taken to Bang Lamung police station and charged with illegal entry. They were to be deported after legal proceedings.

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