4 Thai miners released on bail in Cambodia

March 30, 2012
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SA KAEO, Thailand – A Cambodia court temporarily released Friday (March 30th) four Thai miners charged with illegally entering the country, local media reported.

Cambodian border officials handed over the two couples – Saran and Suriya Panphet and Mai Sodachan and Wanwisa Primprem – to Thai officials after they were released on bail. They were taken to a Thai immigration office where they were fined 1,600 baht ($52) each for leaving the country without permission.

The Cambodian court in Sisophon is awaiting documents from their employer before reaching a verdict. They were arrested by Cambodian soldiers on March 23rd while en route to a mine just over the border.

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