BANGKOK, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Immigration Bureau opened an informal talk on Thursday with those from 20 other countries on plans to accelerate exchange of information about suspected transnational criminals.
Thai Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol. Lt. Gen. Nathathorn Prousoontorn invited some 60 immigration officials from the 20 foreign countries to the informal meeting, planned to be held at the bureau's headquarters on monthly basis, to discuss ways and means to accelerate the sharing of updated information about the suspected globe-trotting criminals.
Many were known to have quickly adapted themselves to new environment in a certain country and kept their genuine identity and whereabouts unknown to the authorities, according to the Immigration Bureau chief.
Updated information pertaining to such behaviors of the suspected criminals is yet to be shared among immigration officials of those countries in constant and prompt fashion, Pol. Lt. Gen Nathathorn said.
He admitted that a number of suspected criminals had slipped in and out of Thailand and managed to evade arrests as the authorities had not been tipped off about them over the last several years.