Trek home hits border snag

Twenty-six Muslim Cambodians, including women and children, were arrested as they prepared to cross illegally back into Cambodia near Rong Kluea Market in Sa Kaeo yesterday.

Pol Col Thanapong Phothi, superintendent of Klong Luek police station in Aranyaprathet district, said police had been patrolling the border when they came across the Cambodians.

According to Pol Col Thanapong, the 26 people included seven men, 11 women and eight children. The women all wore hijab head scarves.

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