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Phuket war weapons owners urged to lay down their arms

Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut has made a plea for anyone harboring weapons of war to hand them over to authorities by the June 10 deadline rather than risk court martial and 20 years in jail.

"No citizens are permitted to own weapons of war. There is no license that allows such weapons to be owned," Governor Maitri told the Phuket Gazette.

The plea follows the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issuing an order on May 29 for all persons with weapons of war in their possession to surrender them to the authorities.

The order cited that all such weapons were illegal under the Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Fireworks, and the Equivalent of Firearms Act BE 2490 (1947).

Phuket Gazette


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