Around 34,000 guns seized by police and used as evidence in court trials over the past 13 year would tomorrow be sent to Bangkok Steel Industry Plc in Samut Prakarn province to be destroyed.
Acting national police chief Gen Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said the haul consists of 21,950 pistols and 12,400 long-barrel guns. Somyot said only 5 per cent of the guns seized as evidence were used by the state and none of the guns to be destroyed were seized during political rallies. Police also fixed the parts of some ceased guns to other guns and no seized guns had been destroyed in the past 15 years until tomorrow. Police had earlier denied allegations that they recycled for display guns and weapon seized during the National Council for Peace and Order crackdown in order to give a distorted impression of the number of seizures.