Cambodian monks on a journey arrested for illegal entry

Four Cambodian monks were arrested at a temple in Muang district on Tuesday night and expelled from the monkhood after they were found to have entered the country illegally.

Pol Col Preecha Kengsarikij, the Muang police chief, said investigators went to Wat Wutharam, in Non Nong Wat community, after being informed that Cambodian monks were staying there and went out collecting alms every morning.

They met the abbot and sought permission to check the identification documents of all monks and novices at the temple.

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