Australian police observe forensic operations in Thai South


YALA, Oct 16 — Thailand’s assistant national police chief Pol Lt-Gen Charamporn Suramanee led two senior officials from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to observe forensic operations by the Thai police in this country’s southernmost provinces.

Gen Charamporn led Paul Reedy, Forensic Operations Manager of the AFP Forensic and Data Centres and Australian Bomb Data Centre director Phil Winter to visit Thailand’s Bomb Data Centre and Forensic Centre at the Southern Border Province Police Bureau (SPB) in Yala.

The visit was designed to exchange experience in bomb disposal and forensic science operations in Thailand’s southern provinces which could help foster the effectiveness of security operations in provinces where insurgency-related violence continues.

Australia has expertise in investigation and cross border crime which could help strengthen Thai police capabilities, and the SPB is still in need of some kinds of equipment to support its operations.