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Police nab unidentifiable group of people in Songkhla

A group of 220 reportedly Muslim immigrants, whose nationality and origin was not known to Thai authorities as of press time, have been arrested at a rubber plantation in the southern province of Songkhla.

The police are unable to communicate with the group, which consists of 82 children, 78 men and 60 women, as they speak a tongue that has yet to be identified by Thai immigration and authorities.

A Turkish-speaking interpreter was called in to interview them because it was initially believed that the group might hail from Turkey. The detainees were moved to an immigration office in Hat Yai district, before the women and children were moved to a shelter.

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