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Cops crack down on illegal migrants

Ban Laem Immigration in Phetchaburi

Ban Laem Immigration in Phetchaburi district. Photo: KAI LARS SCHERER.

A massive crackdown on illegal migrants has been launched nationwide after the registration of undocumented alien labourers reached deadline on Saturday.

Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo said Sunday that 113 officers from the ministry and the Royal Thai Police began a sweep for unregistered migrants across the country following the closure of the ministry’s one-stop registration service centres two days ago. To stay and work legally in the country, migrants must hold work permits or pink cards (temporary work permits).

Full story: Bangkok Post