|Thailand arrests 61 Lankan
BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai
authorities have arrested 61 Tamil migrants from Sri
Lanka, police said yesterday, in the second such
crackdown in recent weeks.
After a tip-off, 114 people were rounded up in the
southern province of Songkhla on Thursday, but some
were freed because they were able to present valid
“The 61 were arrested and charged for overstaying
their visas, illegal entry or not going through
proper channels,” said Colonel Phutthipong Musikkul,
commander of Songkhla immigration police.