Chinese Arrested for Illegal Entry in Mae Sot

Chinese Caught in Mae Sot

Two Chinese men were arrested after illegally crossing the Moei River from Myanmar to Thailand in Mae Sot district on Friday morning.

Capt Sasawat Sattayapong, commander of a military task force said, Wang Yu Hai, 31, and Ho Gun Chuan, 21, were spotted in a field by village volunteers patrolling near Ban Mae Taosan School in tambon Mae Tao.

A team of police, soldiers and immigration officials were sent to arrest them.

When questioned, the two men said they crossed the Moei River to tambon Mae Su in Mae Sot district from Myanmar. They then walked through cornfields before they were caught near the school.

The pair were taken to Mae Sot police station for legal action.

Security along the Thai-Myanmar border has been tightened to prevent illegal immigration and control the spread of the coronavirus.

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported in Myawaddy, Myanmar, across the river from Mae Sot.