January 15th local time, the Thai Police Department revealed that 33 policemen and relevant public officials will face charges of neglect of duty and assisting illegal workers to smuggle illegally in Thailand on suspicion of assisting illegal workers to enter Thailand.
These suspected criminal police and public officials mainly come from the Sankaraburi region of Beibi Prefecture, on the border with Myanmar in western Thailand.
Recently, Thailand’s second wave of COVID-19 first broke out in the wholesale market of aquatic products in Samanthakon Province in central Thailand. In Samanthakon Province has become the epicenter of Thailand’s second epidemic.
The workers engaged in wholesale of aquatic products in this market mainly come from Myanmar and are also the people with the largest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
This area is considered to be A large number of Myanmar workers smuggled into Thailand to engage in illegal labor gathering places.
In order to better prevent and control the epidemic, the Thai Cabinet approved the registration of illegal foreign workers on December 29, which will last until February 13.
In order to encourage illegal foreign workers to register with relevant government departments, the Thai government will not prosecute illegal workers to control the further spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Thailand.
Illegal underground gambling and foreign workers smuggled into Thailand are considered to be one of the main reasons for Thailand’s second coronavirus outbreak.
On the 14th, Thai Prime Minister Prayut specially set up the Committee to Combat Illegal Gambling and the Committee to Deal with the Smuggling of Foreign Workers in response to Thailand’s second outbreak of COVID-19.