Malaysia, Thailand agree on 24-hour joint patrols

Updated On: Apr 19, 2005

Tak Bai - Thailand and Malaysia have agreed to set up round-the-clock joint patrols on their shared border on the east coast to curb smuggling activities.

    They will also tighten checks at border entry points and exchange intelligence to curb smuggling of illicit drugs, firearms and controlled products, a Malaysian spokesman said on April 16.  
    The agreements were reached at a special meeting involving officials of customs, immigration and armed forces from both sides in the Thai border town of Tak Baion April 16.  
    “The chief objective is to prevent intrusions and curb smuggling activities,” said Kubor marine police commander, DSP Ahmad Abu Bakar.  

* Malaysian, Thai Border Officials Agree On Joint Patrolling (Bernama, April 17)