Washington, DC - Within a twelve-month span, from June 2018 to June 2019, the U.S. Department of States Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, worked with local authorities to support the apprehension and return of 13 fugitives wanted for crimes ranging from drug trafficking, rape of minors, sexual assault, cybercrime, money laundering, passport fraud, identity theft, tax evasion, and wire fraud. DSS worked with U.S. and Thai law enforcement and immigration authorities to return these fugitives to face justice in the United States.
DSS is located at more than 270 diplomatic posts in more than 170 countries, and helps return more than 300 fugitives annually. This is one example of DSS global investigative reach, and demonstrates the strong relationships the department has forged with U.S., international, and foreign law enforcement partners.
Thailand is a close ally and partner, and has been a friend for over 200 years. We thank the Government of Thailand for their longstanding support in apprehending fugitives and wanted criminals, and look forward to our future cooperation.