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Search continues for weapons

politics March 20, 2017 14:34

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Police on Monday continued their raids in nine locations in seven provinces in a hunt for more weapons possibly connected to  fugitive red-shirt leader; Wuthipong Kachathamkhun, alias Ko Tee.

Wuthingpong's house in Pathum Thani province was raided on Saturday and a large cache of weapons including four M-16 rifles, one M79 grenade launcher, 13 guns, plus 5,000 rounds of ammunition was found along with three red-shirt banners and other material deemed to violate the lese majeste law.

The crackdown has been criticised as a set-up to cast blame on the red-shirt network.

Deputy police spokesman Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanachareon said that police had confidence in their evidence that led to the raid on Wuthipong's dwelling as well as other locations.

"The raids and searches are continuing today. If we have information linked to people or places, we will conduct searches for sure," the spokesman said.

Police are still checking into the background of the confiscated weapons as well as funding sources. "We are checking whether some politicians are involved in threatening government leaders, the resistance in the search at Dhammakaya Temple and the accumulation of the weapons."