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  • Phuket News

    Phuket man arrested for illegal firearms, ammo possession

    Thalang Police in Phuket apprehended a man in Srisoonthorn for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The arrest took place yesterday evening after law enforcement received a tip-off regarding suspicious activities at an unregistered house. Officers arrived at the residence at 8pm, where they found Amarin Khanitthanam standing near the open front door. After identifying themselves, the police questioned…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese nationals caught with illegal firearms in Pattaya

    Pattaya and Chon Buri police teamed up for a targeted operation on Wednesday, February 21, leading to the apprehension of two Chinese nationals for possession of illegal firearms. The duo, 28 year old Cai Qingqing and Lei Chen, also 28, were caught red-handed with a cache of weapons including a 9-milimetre semi-automatic pistol, two magazines, handcuffs, ammunition, and a mysterious…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man arrested for selling drugs to teens with illegal firearms

    In an undercover operation, police arrested a 55 year old Thai man on February 22 for allegedly peddling drugs to teenagers and harbouring illegal firearms in Naklua, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri. The suspect, identified only as Gomol, fell into the police net following an extensive covert probe. Seizing the moment, authorities swooped in and confiscated two bags containing a staggering…

  • Thailand News

    Danish danger on Thai island: Illegal firearms arrest on Koh Samui

    Thai police apprehended a Danish man in Koh Samui, an island in the southern province of Surat Thani yesterday, for his illegal possession of firearms. Following the strict measures implemented after the shooting at Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok, Thai police yesterday, October 10, conducted an investigation into owners of firearms both legal and illegal across the country and discovered…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police net 966 in nationwide operation against illegal firearms

    In a month-long nationwide operation spanning from July 1, Thai police have succeeded in apprehending 966 individuals and seizing a notable amount of illegal firearms and ammunition. The operation’s deputy leader, Police General Torsak Sukwimol, delivered an update on the progress on Sunday. As of July 21, officers have sought out 1,658 targets across the country, netting nearly a thousand…

  • Crime News

    Crime analytics – a game-changer for trafficking of illegal firearms

    California recently passed a new law that permits private persons to file a civil action against anybody who manufactures, distributes, transports or imports assault weapons or ghost guns, to reduce gun violence in the aftermath of recent mass shootings throughout the country. Despite several such laws being passed worldwide, the illicit trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) continues…

  • Crime News

    Crackdown on illegal firearms nets 300 guns, 51 arrests

    In a countrywide push to get illegal firearms off the streets of Thailand, police have announced that they made 51 arrests and seized over 300 guns. The campaign to crackdown on illegal guns was initiated in response to the recent surge in crimes across Thailand that have been committed using firearms. Police reported that, along with the 300 guns they…

  • Thailand News

    Nakhon Si Thammarat man arrested for allegedly possessing 2 illegal firearms

    Today, a man in the Southern Thai province of Nakhon Si Thammarat was arrested after police searched his dwelling and located 2 firearms. Serm Kwannimit, the deputy provincial police chief, says, officers were responding to information that military-grade weapons were being sold at 20 year old Teeradet “Bang Jack” Chuhai’s house. Police found an AK-47 assault rifle and a 9mm…

  • Cannabis NewsArrests for illegal firearms rise | Thaiger

    Arrests for illegal firearms rise

    PHUKET: Twenty-five people were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms from February 1 to 28, compared with 10 arrests during the same period in January, according to the latest crime statistics released by Phuket Provincial Police.Gambling again saw the most arrests with 260 people charged, and 57 people were arrested for drug-related cases.Cases involving ya bah (methamphetamine) totaled 31, with…

  • Phuket News

    Illegal firearms amnesty ends

    PHUKET TOWN: The amnesty for handing in unregistered guns and ammunition expired at the end of yesterday. The final tally of weapons handed in or found during the amnesty period was 18 firearms, four explosive devices and more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition. By district, the numbers were: Phuket Town: 10 firearms, 1,300 rounds of ammunition, four explosive devices. Kathu:…

  • Cannabis News

    Phuket police net three in crackdown on illegal drugs, firearms

    PHUKET: Patong Police netted three men in two raids yesterday as part of a crackdown on illegal drugs and firearms. Somphon Baankluay, 39, and his 18-year-old son Satit were arrested at their house on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Road at about 10:30pm. “We were informed by undercover officers that suspects were spotted carrying weapons to and from the house,” Lt Col…

  • Crime News

    Police arrest debt collector with firearms and drugs in Bangkok

    Police apprehended a debt collector and seized two firearms along with quantities of ketamine and methamphetamine. Following an undercover operation, police arrested Somchai, also known as Am, and charged him with multiple offences. Officers from Romklao Police Police Station, led by Kiattikul Sonthinen, yesterday collaborated with Somphot Thongmun and Kornwararat Promsawan to arrest the 39 year old Somchai. The arrest took…

  • Thailand News

    Six arrested for operating illegal gambling sites linked to Cambodia

    Authorities have arrested six individuals in connection with two illegal gambling websites, believed to be linked to a criminal organisation in Cambodia. The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) commissioner, Police Lieutenant General Worawat Watnakhonbancha, confirmed the arrests following an investigation into the websites mm.safa555.com and safa55game.com, which were actively promoting online gambling. According to Pol. Lt. Gen. Worawat, both websites…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police bust illegal lender for extreme rates and data breach

    Thai authorities apprehended 37 year old man at his residence for running an illegal money-lending enterprise that charged exorbitant interest rates of 8% per week. The operation, led by senior police officials, uncovered not only evidence of the illicit business but also a trove of personal data harvested from individuals, signalling a breach of Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act. Yesterday,…

  • Thailand News

    Brothers arrested for illegal online gun trade in Chachoengsao

    The Thai authorities arrested a 23 year old man and his 17 year old brother for the alleged manufacture of illegal online guns. The operation was carried out in the Mueang district of Chachoengsao province, leading to the confiscation of 28 home-crafted guns, over 1,500 rounds of ammunition, and additional related items. The arrest occurred during a police operation at…

  • China News

    Boy reports father’s illegal gun after threat over studies in China

    In a dramatic turn of events, an 11 year old boy from Guizhou province, in China, called the police on his father after being threatened with punishment for his reluctance to study. The situation escalated when the boy feared retribution for his academic disinterest, leading him to report his father’s illegal gun as a self-made firearm. The young student, enrolled…

  • Thailand News

    Undercover amulet group busted for illegal firearm sales in Samut Prakan

    Police have successfully dismantled a covert operation where a group of young individuals used a Buddhist amulet trading group as a front to sell illegal firearms. The proceeds were used to purchase kratom juice and cannabis for consumption. A substantial cache of weapons and ammunition was seized during a raid on an apartment in Samut Prakan province yesterday. Leading the…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai trio arrested in Ban Bueng raid with drugs and firearms seized

    A trio of Thai men, hailing from the Ban Bueng area in Chon Buri, were apprehended by local law enforcement during a police raid. Police from the Ban Bueng Police Station conducted the operation, which resulted in the seizure of drugs and firearms from the suspects’ abode. The raid was set into motion following an informant’s tip-off. The primary suspect,…

  • Thailand News

    Former salesman’s illegal bullets seized by Thailand police

    The Thai authorities apprehended a former ammunition salesman for allegedly engaging in illegal bullet sales online, unearthing an arsenal of 31,800 cartridges at his residence in Khlong Toei district. Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, Police Major General Theeradet Thumsuthee, disclosed today that 66 year old San Panjitkaeo was apprehended while dispatching parcels of cartridges to buyers at a courier…

  • Thailand News

    Thai student arrested for online gun trade, police seize firearms

    In a significant crackdown on the illegal arms trade, Thai police arrested a 28 year old law student for selling firearms online. The operation led to the seizure of several homemade shotguns and pistols, ready to be dispatched to customers. Today, February 21, under the directive of Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang, Chief of the National Police, a coordinated effort…

  • Thailand News

    Thai couple arrested for illegal blank gun trade earning 120,000 baht monthly

    A married couple was arrested today for illegally manufacturing and selling blank gun weapons and parts through a closed social media group, earning them an astonishing monthly income of 120,000 baht (US$3,415). The arrest of the couple, identified as 39 year old Wimol and 37 year old Chanthana, was led by the Special News and Tools Analysis Division of the…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok collector’s home raided: 35 firearms seized

    A significant collection of firearms was discovered in the residence of a local Bangkok collector. The police seized over 35 guns and a large number of bullets. Despite the discovery, the homeowner, a fan of Japanese collectables and firearms, had no intention to sell or misuse the weapons. Today (December 25) Deputy Chief of Police, Naris Prathanaporn, along with Phawat…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police seize over 100 firearms from shrimp farm owner in Prachinburi

    Following an extensive operation, police officers seized 111 guns and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition from a shrimp pond owner’s residence in Prachinburi. The authorities seized 48 year old Sumethe on December 23. He had been collecting guns for a long time, claiming to have purchased them from the public. He denied any involvement in selling guns. A…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man arrested for illegally possessing 30 guns and ammunition

    Officers from the Investigation Division Provincial Police Region 4 (INVP4) arrested a Thai man at his house in the Isaan province of Kalasin for illegally possessing 30 guns and over 2,300 rounds of ammunition. The Deputy Commander of the INVP4, Nattanon Prachum, reported that the Royal Thai Police (RTP) introduced an operation to crack down on people involved with illegal…

  • Phuket News

    Police crackdown on drugs and firearms disturbs peace in Phuket

    The tranquil calm of Tambon Thepkrasattri in Phuket was shattered yesterday when Thalang police executed a successful operation against illicit activities. Two individuals were apprehended in the ongoing crackdown against drugs and firearms that has been plaguing the region. The first individual, Surasak “Sak” Nakklap, a 44 year old local from Moo 11, Thepkrasattri, was arrested in the vicinity of…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal firearm imitations uncovered in Bangkok warehouses raid

    In a recent operation conducted on November 2 by the Anti-Trafficking In Persons (ATP) officers, two warehouses located in the Suksawat area, Rat Burana, Bangkok, were thoroughly searched following a warrant from the Thonburi Criminal Court. During the search, police made a startling discovery: the warehouses harboured an extensive stash of illegal blank guns and BB guns, totalling more than…

  • Thailand News

    Firearms feud: Thai police nab duo for ‘shooting’ deal gone wrong

    Thai police arrested two men on charges of conspiring to shoot a firearms dealer. Their motive was the gun dealer’s alleged failure to deliver a firearm they had ordered for 9,000 baht. The incident came to light when officers from Phetchakasem Police Station responded to a shooting report at approximately 10pm on October 30. After reviewing CCTV footage from the…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai: Illegal venue serving minors shut down in police raid operation

    In the early hours yesterday, a police raid was set into motion in the Chang Phueak area of Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province. The operation, at precisely 12.30am, was led by Ronarong Thipsiri, the Inspector General of the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA), alongside DOPA SWAT and other relevant officials. Their target was an illegal entertainment venue, which had…

  • Thailand News

    Firearm amnesty: Illegal Thai gun owners given 30 days to ‘trigger’ compliance

    In an attempt to crackdown on illegal firearm possession, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin drafted a 30-day amnesty for gun owners without permits. They now have a month to turn in these firearms at any police station before stricter enforcement measures are applied. This initiative was implemented yesterday, September 13, following a raid where a team of 100 officials targeted 21…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya police intensifies crackdown on illegal firearm possession

    The sun had just started setting over the Pattaya skyline on August 12, as a team of vigilant officers from the Banglamung Police, led by Pol. Col. Nawin Sinthurat, intensified their efforts to crack down on illegal firearms. Situated along the Eastern Gulf coast of Thailand, Pattaya is a city known for its lively nightlife and stunning beaches. However, recent…