Following an arrest in Indonesia that raised security concerns, the Royal Thai Police (RTP) has issued an order for all police officers nationwide to track for possible Iranian spies.
According to reports, all related intelligence services have been directed to closely monitor the movements of Iranian nationals and that certain Thai Muslims suspected of undertaking espionage work in the kingdom.
National Police Chief Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk stated that an order to maintain vigilance has been issued to the RTP’s Special Branch, the Central Investigation Bureau, the Metropolitan Police Bureau, and all nine Provincial Police Regions.
According to officials, the arrest of an Iranian operative in Indonesia has already raised concerns about Iran’s covert activities in a number of countries.
The RTP assured that security procedures will be prioritized to prevent violent incidents as Thailand prepares to host the Asean economic Summit in November. It also encouraged the people to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity immediately.