On Wednesday 24th June The United States donated “investigative tools” to bolster Thailand’s fight against transitional crime and drug trafficking, according to the US Consulate in Chiang Mai.
Writing on the US embassy website, the consulate said the tools worth about 3.11 million baht were handed to the government as “part of a longstanding US-Thai law enforcement partnership”.
Consul-General Sean O’Neill presented them to Pol Lt Gen Prachaub Wongsuk, Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 5.
The donation was made possible by the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
The INL said, ” It has funded activities to combat trafficking in illegal drugs, terrorism, and transnational organised crime, and provided material assistance to counter-drug and law enforcement activities in Thailand for over 40 years.”
“INL works with the Thai government, other US government entities, regional governments and NGOs to boost the criminal justice sector in Thailand”.
Mr O’Neill said, “The United States is proud to support Thailand in countering transnational crime and drug trafficking to better protect our families and communities. Cooperation strengthens the national security of both Thailand and the United States.”