Border Police give combat training for Thai police unit

Thais requested counterterrorism training after suffering heavy casualties among officers in the unit.

August 29, 2011 07:12
Thai Police’s Federal Narcotics Suppression Bureau

Thai Police’s Federal Narcotics Suppression Bureau. (photo credit: Border Police)


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The Border Police has completed a counterterrorism training course for an elite Thai narcotics police force, Israeli law enforcement announced on Sunday.

During the training, three counterterrorism instructors from the Border Police traveled to Thailand to train 37 members of the Royal Thai Police’s Federal Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) Unit.

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Exercises included counterterrorism maneuvers, use of various firearms, sniper fire and rappelling from helicopters and structures down toward terror suspects. During the course, NSB officers were also instructed in methods of camouflage to evade enemy detection. The training also included vehicle stoppage techniques.

The Thais had requested the training after suffering heavy casualties among officers in the unit, and to raise its professional fighting level. During the completion ceremony, the newly trained officers showed off newly learned abilities. The course received much praise from the director-general of the Royal Thai Police, Israeli law enforcement officials said.

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