BANGKOK (NNT) – The Royal Thai Police has invited representatives from the police divisions of more than 50 countries to a discussion on intelligence cooperation.
The move came after the INTERPOL General Assembly in Austria on November 29th which saw member countries propose an initiative to exchange information to seize assets related to transnational crime.
The initiative involves using the ’Silver Notice’ to coordinate and alert member countries in tracking and seizing assets related to financial crimes, enhancing the effectiveness against transnational crime.
This type of notice is designed to enable INTERPOL to track and seize assets linked to various crimes, including those facilitated by virtual currencies like Bitcoin. The notice aims to assist in the identification, monitoring, seizure, and confiscation of both movable and immovable assets belonging to international criminals and terrorist organizations.
Deputy Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, Police General Surachate Hakparn, sent the invitation to approximately 100 liaison officers from 54 countries for discussions regarding the matter.
Police General Surachate acknowledged Thailand’s vulnerability to transnational crimes, particularly online, including call center scams, and human trafficking. He emphasized the need for global police cooperation to address these issues.