Fishing for criminals at the checkpoint – How the Pisces programme keeps our borders secure

Fishing for criminals at the checkpoint - How the Pisces programme keeps our borders secure - Bangkok Post, August 4, 2008
... A small camera standing at each immigration counter is a component of the system.
While a passenger waits in front of the immigration desk and is asked to look at the camera, the process begins. The traveller's picture is taken and the information on the passport is ''grilled,'' the term used by immigration officers for scanning.
This information is linked with the two main servers at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports.
These servers then link their data with that from the Immigration Bureau head office at Suan Phlu, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), the Foreign Ministry and other government agencies.
The immigration official will then know how many times the traveller has entered and left Thailand,whether the person's appearance has changed and, most importantly, whether they are wanted for any reason...
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