15 North Korean Nationals Arrested in Chiang Saen

15 North Korean nationals were brought to Chiang Saen immigration for interrogations (Chiang Rai Times).

(Chiang Rai Times)

CHIANG RAI – Provincial marines in Chiang Saen have detained 15 North Korean nationals for illegal entry after they crossed the Mekong on a boat from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

The North Koreans were apprehended as they walked from the Mekong River to a town in Wiang Sub-district, Chiang Saen District, an official said, citing witnesses as saying the Laotian boat that transported them sped back to the opposite river bank after dropping off the passengers.

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