Marine Department official allegedly smuggled Chinese nationals into Thailand

A Marine Department official allegedly smuggled eight Chinese nationals into Thailand. Police arrested the official in Chiang Rai last night.
A joint patrol led by the Deputy Chief of Chiang Saen Police Station, Kittiphum Kanjini, and Sub-Lt Vathit Thampradit of the navy’s Mekong Riverine Unit, discovered a suspicious vehicle near the Ban Sob Kok group in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district last night.
The team approached the car, a Toyota Fortuner, and located Korakot Chankaew, a 36 year previous official working throughout the IT division of the Marine Department.
The automotive also carried eight male Chinese people between 21 and 33 years outdated, who allegedly didn’t possess identification documents similar to passports or ID cards. In addition to this, a licensed 9 milimetre Sig Sauer pistol, two magazines, and seven bullets have been found inside a tote bag resting on the passenger seat, in accordance with Deputy Chief Kittiphum.
During questioning, Korakot reportedly admitted to choosing up the eight Chinese nationals to move them throughout a bridge over the Kok River in the Yonok sub-district within Chiang Saen. They have been then scheduled to be driven to the Muang district by one other driver.
Korakot was charged with helping aliens to enter the nation illegally under the Immigration Act and possessing a weapon in public areas with out justifiable causes. No nonsense were charged with getting into Thailand with no visa and had been taken to the Ban Saeo Police Station for additional legal proceedings.
Back in February, there was another incident involving Thais smuggling Chinese nationals into the country..

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