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Naew Na reported that immigration police acting on the orders of chief Lt-Gen Sompong “Big Oud” Chingduang had arrested three more unwanted foreigners for crimes committed in Thailand.
They said that the biometric system had helped identify the culprits and their crimes.
It was all part of orders from the top – that meant PM Prayut Chan-ocha and RTP commander Gen Chakthip Chaijinda.
The three cases described men identified only as A, B and C.
Case A was a 32 year old Indian man who was on his way to Varanasi from Suvarnabhumi airport on July 12th. He was found to have a stamp indicating entry to Thailand at Sadao on the Malaysian border in 2017.
The stamp was a fake. The case came to light thanks to checking of biometric data at the airport that indicated he had no official entry stamp registered in the system.
Case B was a 32 year old man from the Czech Republic who was on his way to Italy. He was found to be wanted on a warrant issued by the Chana Songkram police for theft during the hours of darkness.
The Chana Songkram police told immigration he had yet to be prosecuted for this offence. He was handed over to them.
Thaivisa notes that this police station is in the area of Khao San Road.
Case C happened at Phuket airport where a 34 year old Nigerian man arrived from Doha, Qatar. He was found to be wanted in Pattaya for possession of meth amphetamines and for being on overstay.
Biometrics helped in all three cases said Naew Na, a news organisation that has become a mouthpiece for immigration activities in the kingdom in recent months, notes Thaivisa.