Police seize several caches of weapons in raids

national March 05, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Nakhon Si Thammarat police announced yesterday that they had seized 177 guns, 1,440 bullets and two M26 grenades from 179 suspects in raids and checkpoints from February 17-28.

A self-proclaimed anti-government protest guard, Issararat Khumpairan, 36, who was arrested in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Thung Song district on February 17, claimed that he got a shotgun, two bullets and one M26 grenade from Bangkok.

Another case involved Chatree Naksripong, 36, who allegedly worked as a debt collector for a drug ring that was led by a prisoner from behind the bars at Nakhon Si Thammarat Prison. The suspect, who had previously served seven years for attempted murder, was nabbed with an M3 machine-gun loaded with 57 bullets.