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Police hail crime-busting database


The Corrections Department and police have created a database of DNA and fingerprints from over 48,000 inmates, which helped solve 46 criminal cases, according to the Corrections Department chief Pol Col Narat Sawettanan.

Narat gave the comment after his discussion on Wednesday with the Office of Forensic Science chief Lt-Gen Panomporn Itthiprasert about a database compiling progress in a bid to solve cold cases that some inmates might have committed other than the crimes that they were currently jailed for.
Narat said that the police's Office of Forensic Science had in the 2017-18 fiscal year collected the DNA samples and fingerprints of 48,708 inmates.
The information had helped solve national security cases, thefts and sexual assaults, he said, vowing to protect the public from criminals.

Published : October 25, 2018

By : The Nation