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Police chat over a cuppa yields results

Cops swapping details at a city meet succeed in bagging an Indonesian murder suspect

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The Immigration Bureau's effort to work closer with its Asean counterparts bore quick results last week with the arrest of an Indonesian man wanted for murder in his home country. 

Mulyadi Budiman, 20, was detained at Don Mueang airport just before he boarded a plane to Laos, police said. They credited the capture to an informal exchange of information between Thai and Indonesian police.

The arrest came only six days after Asean police representatives attended a forum hosted by the Immigration Bureau on ways they could work together to help combat transnational crimes _ a priority given the emergence of the Asean Economic Community in 2015.

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