Isoc sets big security drill for next month

Isoc sets big security drill for next month

The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) will carry out a major drill next month aimed at testing its new internal security plan, spokesman Thanathip Sawangsaeng said yesterday.

He spoke after a meeting with security units that report directly to Isoc. The meeting was chaired by Gen Thirawat Bunyawat, Isoc secretary-general.

The planned exercise is intended for all peace-keeping units under Isoc to test their operation plans and see how they mesh with other local organisations and the ones making policies, Maj Gen Thanathip said.

Public participation in Isoc's approach to prevention and handling of security threats will also be tested and an assessment of potential security threats conducted during the exercise, he added.

Maj Gen Thanathip said new technologies adopted by Isoc to improve efficiency in the dissemination of news and information about its operations will also be tested.

Key security issues will be simulated so units can practise how they would handle potential situations should they occur in a real setting, he said.

In related news, Maj Gen Thanathip said law officials have been involved in 225,063 drug-related crackdowns in the past seven months covering October to May 15.

He said 234,586 suspects were arrested and various drugs were confiscated.

Law enforcement agents confiscated 172.7 million tablets of methamphetamine, 7.4 tonnes of marijuana, 11.3 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine, 352.5 kilogrammes of heroin, 537.7kg of ketamine and 21.3kg of cocaine during the seven month period, he said.

A total of 113,719 drug suspects were sent to rehabilitation centres for addicts, Maj Gen Thanathip added.

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