Immigration Police Deputy Commissioner Maj. Gen. Surapol Thonkises welcomed officers from Chonburi, Rayong, Trat and Srakaew to the Chonburi Immigration Office Oct. 4. There instructors from Australia’s Foster & Freeman taught officers to use the VSC 6000 “desktop video spectral comparator.”
Officials learn how to operate a new passport-scanning machine during a training session in Jomtien Beach.
The system uses a high-resolution camera that uses illumination from ultraviolet to infra-red to examine coded information embedded in passports and other government documents.
Justice Ministry instructors also lectured on passport stitching, ink and other features to help officers identify fraudulent documents.