Muang, Thailand – 32 illegal migrants arrested in packed pickup truck 

April 26, 2019 | Brainwave Science

  Muang, ThailandMuang, Thailand - 32 illegal migrants arrested in packed pickup truck

SITUATION

A total of 32 illegal migrant workers are found crammed in the bed of a pickup truck. TheThai national who drove it in Muang district of this southern province.

A patrol police team spotted the white pickup truck with a tarpaulin covering its bed fitted with two-meter-high iron rails traveling along Phetkasem road near Singkhon checkpoint in tambon Khlong Wan of Muang district on Thursday evening, said Pol Capt Manit Khammanee, deputy crime suppression chief and head of the patrol team.

Upon seeing police, the driver sped off, prompting them to give chase. They also radioed police along the route to stop the vehicle.

The truck was traveling at high speed, about 130-140km per hour along the route. Police in Muang and Kui Buri districts were also asked to set up checkpoints after the truck was spotted in an area near Kui Buri district, about 40km away from the first spot. The driver then changed the direction to another route to avoid the arrest, but police later managed to stop the vehicle on Liap Chai Thalay Road in Muang district after the chase that lasted more than one hour. Driver Khongrit Siangphor, 31, of Chumphon province, was caught.

When the police removed the tarpaulin from the back of the pickup truck, they were shocked to see many Myanmar workers crammed inside. All looked exhausted and sweaty.

The engine of the truck was also found to have been modified, the police said. Of the 32 illegal migrant workers, 20 were men. They were around 20-32 years old.

The police found large blocks of ice on the floor of the bed, covered with a rubber sheet. They were told the ice was intended to reduce the heat and keep them cool.

During the interrogation, the migrant workers said they came from Mawlamyine town, opposite Kanchanaburi province. They then went to a border village in. in Myeik town of Taninthaaryi, opposite the Singkhon checkpoint in Prachuap Khiri Khan. It took them more than two days to cross the natural border on foot. Police said the workers were destined for Malaysia. They paid about 16,500 baht each to a Thai smuggling gang which promised to send them to Thailand’s neighboring country.

CHALLENGE

There are a host of shortcomings in the current forensic, intelligence gathering and interrogative techniques in use all over the world.

  • Traditional interrogation is pretty good at uncovering recent and superficial information. What about relevant clues about the future and hidden facts which date back decades?
  • Intelligence gathering typically seems like an outward exercise. However, suspects are not thought of as valuable sources of intelligence, because we are not capable of extracting highly specific time-independent information from the suspects.
  • Forensic activity is expected to be quick, infallible and consistent. The tools expected to be fool-proof and all-weather. However, DNA and fingerprinting are applicable only to 1-2% of the cases. Polygraph, out usual lie-detector test is not fool-proof and highly subjective.

The arrested men have seen and registered the faces of the agents ‘traffickers’ who lured them into moving to Thailand, promised them a greener pasture there. They are aware of the people who are moving them. They have personally made the payment of fees for travel. They have endured this laborious journey, only to be caught by the authorities.

Using regular interrogation, most of the details will be lost because of either the fatigue of the testee communication gap, mistrust, close-ended nature and subjective nature of the questions asked by the interrogators, sheer lack of time available, or lack of effort put into this investigation.

There is a need for a device which can readily and reliably test a human for awareness of crime-specific details. Such a device, if possible, can brain about a paradigm shift to the world of forensic science. It will improve the crime clearance rate and the accuracy of the investigation results at the same time.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

All crime originates in the human brain. The planning is carried out in the brain. Even the execution carried out by a brain which guides human actions and words. It is interesting to learn that a human brain reacts to a familiar concept, information or visuals, by emitting a characteristic positive voltage within a few hundred milliseconds of such stimuli being flashed in front of the individual. Such a response is involuntary. Consequently, brain waves cannot lie.

Brainwave Science has introduced a revolutionary technology called iCognative. It can check a suspect for the presence of crime-related information in his or her brain. Brainwave Science is a thought leader at the forefront of emerging and sophisticated technology. It is a scientific solution which reads and measures the brain’s involuntary electrical activity in response to a subject being shown stimuli relating to a crime. iCognative has been tested by world-renowned institutions and security agencies.

iCognative helps the best performing security intelligence by providing them intelligence, quality data, and speedy processing in order to help them solve complex crimes. iCognative is an advanced and collaborative tool. It is so sophisticated that it can detect subjective testing and inaccurate subject response to stimuli.

It can test any type of crime such as human trafficking, cybercrime,  law enforcement, national security, border control, immigration, counter-terrorism, and drug trafficking. In fact, iCognative is applicable to 85-90% of all civil and criminal cases. Contrast this with the narrow applicability of DNA and fingerprinting (1-2%).

The test subject, usually an arrested suspect wears a specialized headset. he or she is made to look at a computer screen on which stimuli, in the form of pictures, images or phrases are displayed. The memory centers of the human brain respond to the sight of familiar stimuli with a distinct change in electrical activity.

The headset records these changes in electrical activity and relays them to the iCognative computer. Here, the inputs are analyzed immediately and results are reported right after the 45-minute-long test is concluded.

The 32 illegal immigrants en route to Malaysia will provide plenty of information through a non-invasive and objective iCognative test. The stimuli, in this case, would be visuals and/or details of faces of the agents ‘traffickers’ who lured them into moving to Thailand,  faces of the people who are moving people, mode and details of remittance of fees for the illegal act, the routes taken by the traffickers.

Such information will help pinpoint the trafficking information and operatives behind this operation. By using iCognative at every step during such investigations, the Thai anti-trafficking authorities must try out iCognative to quickly unearth the criminal organizations behind this rampant exploitation of innocent humans.

Main Source: Bangkok Post

Image Source: Bangkok Post

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