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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    10 gangs in Rohingya people-smuggling racket, says Thai immigration official

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Chutima Sidasathian, Alan Morison

    ... Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison in Phuket 10 gangs in Rohingya smuggling racket, says official A Thai immigration official who raids jungle camps holding Rohingya boatpeople said yesterday that up to 10 gangs were involved in the large-scale people-smuggling operation. Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot said raids on two camps since Sunday had yielded 700 Rohingya men, ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Indian pair charged for Thai drug smuggling

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known as “Ice”, in their luggage. Traffickers often try to smuggle drugs though regional airports as security is tight at Bangkok’s main air gateway, said ...

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    US$1.4m of rhino horn seized in Thailand,Vietnam

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 07:00pm by AFP

    ... a 33-year-old Vietnamese man admitted to smuggling the horn from Mozambique via Doha and Bangkok, it said. Illegal hunting of rhinos has risen in recent years to meet surging demand for their horns ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand fines suspected Uygur asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 06:28pm by AFP

    ... Pitaneelaboot said. The group of roughly 200 people was discovered in a raid on a suspected people smuggling camp on Wednesday in the kingdom's deep south. They presented themselves to police ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police find secret camp of 200 suspected ‘Turkish refugees’

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... people-smuggling operation. Thatchai said at the time that the refugees' camps were simple structures with earthen floors and plastic sheeting overhead. He said the Rohingya- a Muslim ethnic minority ...

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    Police rescue hundreds of Rohingya from camp in Thailand

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... back as we have done before." Last year, Thailand implemented a secretive policy to deport the Rohingya. These deportations delivered many Rohingya back into the hands of smuggling ... brought against an Australian and a Thai journalist for a report alleging military involvement in the people smuggling. Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are award-winning correspondents who ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand police seize nearly one million methamphetamine pills

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 03:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... were arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling. The frontier Golden Triangle region, where the remote edges of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet, has long been a drug trafficking hub, with surging methamphetamine smuggling now adding to the traditional illicit opium trade. It is estimated that at least 1.4 billion yaba tablets - with an estimated street value of $8.5 billion - are being produced ...

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    Thai police stop pickup truck, find 16 tiger cubs

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 08:54pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... parts, often used for traditional East Asian medicines. The driver faces a possible four-year jail term and US$1,300 fine on wildlife smuggling-related charges.   ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Desperate Rohingya not waiting for safe sailing season to flee Myanmar

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... evidence from Rohingya who make it to Malaysia and from villagers along Thailand's Andaman coast that renegade officers are involved in people-smuggling. ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Five policemen killed in Thailand’s restive south

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 04:50pm by AFP

    ... killed” at the scene, local police commander Kowit Rattanachot said. The dead officers were part of an anti-smuggling unit, police official Chuachat Yaodam said, without speculating whether ...




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