More than 900 guns seized in capital last year
The Metropolitan Police yesterday announced the combined seizure of 767 illegal guns in Bangkok in three major crackdowns last year.
The first crackdown, from June 22-26, saw police seize 240 illegal guns, with the largest number being seized in Metropolitan Police Area 1 covering Din Daeng, Huai Kwang and Makkasan. The second crackdown, from July 23-28, saw police seize 349 guns, with Area 1 again having the highest number at 87. The third crackdown, from September 7-16, saw police seize 178 guns with Area 1 again seeing the highest number at 40 guns.
Police said Metropolitan Police Area 1 was a highly populated inner-city area with various entertainment venues.
City police also announced that during a separate crackdown on war weapons and drugs on October 25-29, two war weapons, 52 registered guns, 41 illegal guns and 72 home-made guns were seized, while 1,066 drug suspects were nabbed.