Cambodians returning to Thailand via Sa Kaeo, have been arrested.
The twenty-five Cambodians had been working in the country legally but when stopped, they were returning via an illegal route.
Each person questioned had a temporary work permit or pink card along with the correct documentation as they returned from the Songkran break.
They claimed they departed Thailand via Chanthaburi but upon return, officials at Ban Khlong Luek checkpoint refused them entry.
Then in desperation to return to their place of work, they paid someone to assist them with illegal entry into the Kingdom.
Numerous Cambodians have been unable to come back to Thailand as the law only permits foreign workers to return at the point of departure, which in this instance was Ban Laem in Chanthaburi.