Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested and accused of illegally crossing the border from Cambodia into Thailand via the Sa Kaeo province of the country this week, reports the Pattaya News.
The incident took place in the Klong Luek area as the three men were allegedly caught moving across a canal into Thailand from the Cambodian side near Poipet. Border control officers of Thailand under the direction of police general Tharapong Malakam made the arrest.
All three were Bangladeshi citizen and had their passports present.
The three men reportedly told border police that they had flown to Cambodia on vacation in March and been stuck during the COVID-19 crisis without a way to return home and had run out of money.
There was no formal Bangladesh embassy in Cambodia so the men planned to sneak into Thailand and go to the Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok for assistance.
Thailand border police officials said that the men will be detained in Sa Kaeo under quarantine procedures and tested for COVID-19. Embassy officials would, however, be told of the men’s circumstances and invited to assist.
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