Nong Khai Immigration Tightens Screening Measures

Immigration officials in Nong Khai province have exerted greater vigilance at the border checkpoint, as police continue to search for those behind the Ratchaprasong bombing.

Nong Khai Immigration Chief Police Colonel Panlop Suriyakul Na Ayutthaya has instructed police officers to be more rigorous in screening and monitoring foreign nationals that enter and leave Thailand. He singled out the the border checkpoint, the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge and the train station.

Police will also conduct a sweep of Nong Khai hotels. Hoteliers will be fined if any foreign nationals are found to have stayed at their accommodations without reporting to Immigration.

There are currently 41 Chinese nationals conducting business at Indo-China market and two Turkish men living in Nong Khai.

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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