Two Cambodian men who disguised themselves as Buddhist monks were arrested and charged with illegal entry by immigration police in Muang district on Saturday.
Pol Col Parinya Klinkeson, the Samut Prakan immigration police chief, said police acting on information from local residents raided a shack built in woodland behind Siwa market on Phuttharaksa road in tambon Thai Ban Bai. They arrested the two men there.
The “monks” were identified only as Chi Na, 30, and Rath, 27. Found in their possession were 20-baht and 100-baht banknotes – about 1,000 baht in total – they had collected from local residents. Also found were saffron robes and numerous other articles used by Buddhist monks.