PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command arrested 27 Burmese en route to Phuket aboard a fishing boat off the coast of Ranong on February 10. The group were charged with entering the country illegally and were taken ashore to be prepared for deportation.

The arrest was made by the staff of HTMS Chonburi under the supervision of Lt Commander Warawut Seejarak.

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