Closer police cooperation between Switzerland and Thailand

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The Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8 March 2016 to step up the fight against cross-border crime.

Both countries wish to focus efforts on combating certain forms of crime, primarily human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. Under the agreement, they agree to pursue common goals and provide mutual support in ongoing investigations. Combating cross-border crime is a complex undertaking; the two countries therefore seek optimal solutions on a case-by-case basis. The MoU represents an intended common line of action but does not contain any obligations, either on the operational or strategic level. On the part of Switzerland, fedpol is responsible for coordination.

Dossier , 24.06.2016

Human Trafficking

According to the internationally accepted definition, trafficking in persons is the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation, and is a punishable offence in Switzerland under Article 182 of the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC).

Dossier , 16.02.2016


Corruption is the term used to describe improper activities by persons in a position of trust in the public sector, in the judiciary, in political circles, in companies that operate at a national and/or an international level, or in non-profit organisations (such as associations or trusts) in order to gain an unjustifiable material or immaterial advantage.

Dossier , 16.02.2016

Money Laundering

The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) at the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) is Switzerland’s central money laundering office and functions as a relay and filtration point between financial intermediaries and the law enforcement agencies

Dossier , 25.05.2016


The Cybercrime Coordination Unit Switzerland (CYCO) is the central office where persons can report suspect internet subject matter.