Deputy national police chief General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul on Wednesday announced the success of an operation ahead of the Loy Krathong festival in confiscating 165 guns and 1,147 bullets from 152 suspects.
He told a press conference in Pattani that the November operation also netted 1,798 drug suspects along with a large batch of narcotics.
Srivara also said he had earlier obtained arrest warrants for eight suspects in two national security cases.
For the April 7 small bomb attacks on 18 locations in Pattani, the court approved the arrest warrants for five suspects – one of whom was already arrested. For the seizure of 965 bullets from a forest in Nong Chik, the court approved arrest warrants for three suspects, one of whom was already in custody.