Local immigration police told to better identify foreign criminals

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Chonburi immigration police were taught how to better detect foreign criminals while providing better service to tourists at a seminar in Jomtien Beach.

Pol. Col. Jedsada Yaisun, deputy commander of Immigration Division 3, spoke to officers about increasing efficiency of their services, ranging from visa renewals to 90-day reporting to issuing work permits to alien workers.

The meeting also better prepared officers to prevent crimes committed here by foreigners or finding fugitives hiding out in the Pattaya area.

Jedsada said the meeting became necessary after a recent surge in foreigner-related crimes, ranging from the operation of illegal fraud call centers to online casinos to skimming ATMs.

Pol. Col. Jedsada Yaisun, deputy commander of Immigration Division 3, talks to officers about increasing the efficiency of their services.Pol. Col. Jedsada Yaisun, deputy commander of Immigration Division 3, talks to officers about increasing the efficiency of their services.

He also laid out procedures to work with foreign embassies to locate and deport fugitives wanted abroad who are hiding in Pattaya, several of which had been issued student visas by the Chonburi Immigration Office.