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Wynyard Group software chosen by Thai Customs Department

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Wynyard Group software chosen by Thai Customs Department
Powerful software to help protect Thailand’s borders from drug trafficking   

AUCKLAND, 10 December 2013 – Wynyard Group, a market leader in advanced crime analytics software announces Thai Customs Department will be using its purpose-built software to assist the agency in its work to protect Thailand’s borders from drug trafficking.

Methamphetamine use in Thailand is a serious and growing problem, with most drugs being produced in Burma and trafficked into the country directly through the northern border and indirectly via Cambodia and Laos.  Wynyard’s powerful software will provide the agency tasked with protecting Thailand’s borders with proactive lead, incident and case management tools to help combat drug trafficking.  

Mr Paisal Chuenjit Deputy Director General of Thai Customs, noted Wynyard’s investigative case management software is already used successfully by Thailand’s Trans National Crime Coordination Centre.  With the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service gifting the software to the Thai Customs Department, it will extend the capability of the Thai Customs Department front-line operatives identify and act on critical information faster. 

“Customs operate on the front line for drug detection capability and using Wynyard’s software will enhance our ability to interdict and dismantle networks engaged in the trafficking of narcotics into and out of Thailand.

“Greater cooperation between Thai agencies will help increase our capabilities in establishing links between drug trafficking gangs.  By providing a clear picture it will help to quickly assess relevance and importance of information to an investigation.” 

The strength in Wynyard’s purpose-built technology lies in its ability to manage complex case activities and visually identify connections between seemingly unrelated information, including data captured during past and current investigations.

Wynyard Group Managing Director, Craig Richardson, said technology is playing an increased role in protecting citizens from organised crime groups involved in drug trafficking.

“Wynyard’s technology helps a number of agencies fight crime in South East Asia and we are delighted the Thai Customs Department has chosen Wynyard to help it combat drug trafficking in the region.

“The Government’s comprehensive anti-drug strategy embraces the use of technology and increased coordination across agencies and with neighbouring countries, which we strongly support.

“By arming the front-line operatives with purpose-built software to help them rapidly identify threats, connect dots and uncover the truth, Wynyard’s solution will help the Government in its fight against the destructive narcotics trade," concluded Richardson.

This contract is the latest in a series of wins for Wynyard in South East Asia which includes its powerful software being used to assist a large number of national and international agencies in the region investigate drug trafficking and organised crime. 

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