Nearly 1,000 people detained from online scam centres in Karen State handed over to Thailand, China 

The foreign nationals, mostly from China, are brought across the border to Thailand by the Border Guard Force that operates in Myawaddy Township

Nearly 1,000 foreign nationals who were allegedly working in online gambling and scam centres in Karen State’s Myawaddy Township, were handed over to Thai and Chinese authorities on Thursday by the Border Guard Force (BGF) active in the area. 

The BGF, which has long acted as a Myanmar military proxy, brought a total of 997 people, most of whom were Chinese, across the No. 2 Friendship Bridge connecting Myawaddy with Mae Sot in Thailand’s Tak Province. 

Maj Naing Maung Zaw of the BGF stated that they had already transferred 150 people back to their home countries on Wednesday and that 368 more were set to be repatriated on Thursday by Thailand through the Mae Sot airport. 

“Thailand will be serving as a ‘host’ country and then send the prisoners back to China as the majority of them were Chinese,” the major said. 

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