The move comes after a tragic incident on 12 June when a Burmese domestic helper jumped to her death from a 19-storey building in Singapore.
Nearly 3,000 migrants — more than half of them from Burma — have been arrested in Thailand in less than a year for working in the country illegally.
The first group of Burmese migrants among those rescued from slavery on remote Indonesian islands are flown to Rangoon on a government-sponsored flight.
Thai police arrested 76 illegal Burmese immigrants, many of them Rohingya Muslims, heading for Malaysia on a train.
Police chief says 421 cards were clearly issued illegally, though he believed there may be been tens of thousands of forged ID cases in Kanchanaburi alone.
Twenty-eight illegal Burmese migrants were rescued from the back of a poorly ventilated pickup truck in Thailand’s Chumphon province and their two alleged traffickers arrested.