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Police seize several caches of weapons in raids

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.




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