Chinese police are seeking increased cooperation from their counterparts in Chiang Rai to improve transport safety in the Mekong River.
Police from Xishuangbanna in southern China visiting Chiang Rai presented a security cooperation plan to deal with crimes on the Mekong.
The plan followed the establishment of a centre in Chiang Rai to jointly patrol territorial waters. Laos, Myanmar and China also have similar centres.
The murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong in 2011 was one of the deadliest assaults on Chinese nationals overseas in modern times and prompted the Chinese government to send gunboat patrols downstream.
The grisly incident prompted safety alerts and drew authorities’ attention to the need for more effective security surveillance on the river.
Golden Triangle drug kingpin Naw Kham was executed in China on Friday over the sailors’ murder.