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By THE IRRAWADDY Thursday, March 24, 2011

 

 

Burmese security forces arrested a Canadian man on Thursday for illegally entering Burma near the Thai-Burmese border town of Myawaddy, according to official sources.

 

Although they did not reveal the name of the detainee, the sources said the man was a 62-year-old Canadian national who was arrested shortly after he crossed the border near War Lay Myaing in Myawaddy Township.

 

During interrogation at Myawaddy police station, the man, who was carrying only his passport and a camera, said that he accidentally entered the country after misreading a map.

 

Burmese officials in the town said the man would likely be charged under Section 13/1 of the Immigration Act.

 

On Nov. 7, a Japanese journalist was arrested after entering Myawaddy to cover Burma’s elections. He was released after three days detention.

 

http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=21005

 

Problem with his story is you have to cross the Moi River to get across the border.

 

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Ya.. that is what I remember too. But they do have tonnes of Burmese guys crossing under the bridge of rubber tires to sell goods on the Thai side. Make sure you dont buy the liquor there.. it is as close to poison as illegally allowed.

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Don't smoke and don't drink spirits but some of the aphrodisiacs were a bit scarey :yikes:

 

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