Rohingya boatpeople in Ranong in 2009 are still being held two years on Photo by phuketwan.com/file
Police rounded up 78 Rohingya people at a remote seaside spot in Sooksamrarn district Friday morning.
They told police that paid between Bt35,000 to Br45,000 to a boat to take them to the spot waiting for another boat to take to Malaysia where they want to find a job.
They said they travelled about 25 days in the sea and there were about 600 Rohingya people on the boat. Once they arrived Ranong, they scattered to hide on various islands, pending transit to Malaysia.