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Eight Thai Citizens Facing Prison in Burma

Kaowao
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Eight Thai citizens were among 92 people sentenced to 7 years in prison by a Burmese court in  Kawthaung, southern Burma on August 24, after being found guilty bringing illegal guns to Burma, according to local sources.

The court found the group guilty of illegally importing the weapons into Burma following an investigation into eight people that ended in July.

A source from Kawthaung Township who is close to the Burmese authorities told Kaowao that “They sentenced eight people for 7 years. There will also face one more charge in relation to possession of illegal drugs.”

The eight people who were sentenced for gun running were part of a group of ninety two Thai citizens who violated immigration and forestation laws in Burma and were each sentenced by a court in Kawthaung Township to three and half years in prison on July 23. The 82 men and 10 women were arrested for encroaching on Burmese territory on July 4.

Security forces seized timber-cutting machinery, bulldozers and trucks which they say were being used for illegal logging.

 

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