The suspects were arrested in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi and Phuket provinces between February 2 and March 20. Of the suspects, 161 face gun-related charges, 982 drug-related charges, while the remaining 79 were arrested on the basis of arrest warrants related to old cases, he said.
The police sweep – targeting dark influential figures, hitmen, people dealing in weapons and drugs, as well as fugitives – was carried out to boost public confidence ahead of the elections.
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Published : March 22, 2019
By : Sitthichai Sikhawat The Nation