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Cabinet okays Interpol-DSI draft agreement


A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved a draft agreement between Interpol’s National Central Bureau for Thailand in Bangkok and the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on direct access to Interpol’s information system, said government deputy spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek.

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“The agreement, as proposed by the Justice Ministry, aims to enhance efficiency and cooperation between the Royal Thai Police and Interpol in various countries in investigation, prevention and suppression of international crimes,” she said.

Under the agreement, the DSI will be able to access nine key Interpol databases:

1. Stolen and lost travel documents

2. Stolen administrative documents

3. International child sexual exploitation images

4. The Illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System

5. Edison travel documents

6. The firearms reference table

7. The Digital Interpol Alert Library – documents

8. Interpol’s Criminal Information System, and

9. The Interpol Ballistic Information Network.

The agreement will take effect within 30 days from the date of approval by Interpol’s secretary-general and after it is signed by both parties.

Published : February 24, 2021

By : THE NATION