Cyber-crime cops beat back online gangs

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Crimes committed in the virtual world have intensified in both form and frequency, pushing the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) to diversify its suppression responsibilities as it celebrates its first anniversary.

The CCIB, a new-kid-on-the-block unit, has equipped the Royal Thai Police with some formidable crime-busting weaponry. Constantly on the lookout for cyber-crimes, the bureau’s jobs include keeping a step ahead of cyber criminals, piecing together clues in criminal cases, both on- and offline, and acting fast to catch the culprits in the real world.

The bureau, helmed by Pol Lt Gen Kornchai Klayklueng, was established on Sept 9 last year although it did not get down to performing its first crime-busting mission until Dec 22.

Pol Lt Gen Kornchai has been commissioner of the bureau since day one. He told the

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