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After 15 minutes underwater, Bhoomin resurfaces with a cotton bag stuffed with mud.He pans it out on a metal dish, revealing several 200-year-old copper and bullet coins with pictures of 19th century Thai kings Rama IV and V on them – artifacts that divers call "regulars". The divers can turn a decent profit.Bangkok officials have ordered the families to relocate away from the river, as part of the junta government's gentrification plan for the capital city.The divers fear that without direct access to the river, up to "90 percent" of them will stand to lose their livelihoods.Bhoomin, however, defended the trade, saying divers only go for the small stuff.
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