BANGKOK, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-four undocumented Myanmar workers have been found in two mail trucks in southern Thailand, local media Monday reported.
Local reports said the truck drivers of a mail company were arrested early Monday when they were trafficking the migrant workers from Thailand's central provinces to the southern part of the country.
Two dozens of Myanmar workers, reported 20 men and four women, were stuck inside the two mail trucks and unregistered.
According to the Nation newspaper, the drivers, who confessed that they had made three successful trips to the south in the past months, were paid about 37 to 42 dollars per worker. They were charged with smuggling illegal workers.
Police are investigating into the human trafficking network.
Thailand has come under fire in recent years for worker exploitation and abuses against its migrant laborers the vast majority from neighboring Myanmar.
Many workers pay exorbitant agent fees to be smuggled into Thailand for dangerous and demeaning jobs, earning salaries below the minimum wage.
Thailand has pushed through policies in an effort to combat human trafficking and forced labor. Enditem