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Caitlin Ashworth

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Police arrested a Singaporean and an Indonesian man for allegedly selling illegal guns, explosives and ammunition after police found bullets, grenades and handguns in a condominium in Bangkok’s Huay Khwang district.

The Singaporean man, known as 26 year old Bink, and the Indonesian, known as 32 year old Aiden, are facing charges of possession and selling of guns and explosives without a licence. The suspects entered Thailand last year on education visas.

Police got a tip about the alleged gun sellers, saying they drove a red Mercedes. Police tracked down the car and searched a condo where the 2 men allegedly stored the illegal firearms. When searching the room, police say they found 7 handguns, 584 bullets, a M67 grenade, a KM18 smoke grenade and 2 stun grenades, known as flash bangs.

The men told the officers that they sell the guns and explosives through the smartphone messaging applications Line and WeChat, police say. Customers would pay using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

The license plate and registration on the Mercedes were fake and Bink was charged with falsifying official government documents.

Police say Bink got a call from someone in Singapore ordering him to destroy the guns in exchange for 100,000 baht. Police are still investigating.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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6 Comments

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Those pesky felangs, causing problems again.
    Only this time they were not westerners.

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    Somchai

    Monday, September 7, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Again farang make problems for our lovely country
    I hope Khun Prayut make Thailand farang free again
    Dirty farang not welcome anymore from you only
    Dirt and crime.

    Thai gov and people want see only hight quality Chinese tourist and expats in Thailand
    Western garbage please leave our country while you alive;)

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      Chipemberi

      Monday, September 7, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      Errrr… Indonesian and Singaporean, not white skins. Brown skins, same same you, + same geographical region as you. Suggest you go study your ethnic geography again.

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      Suchart Thai

      Monday, September 7, 2020 at 9:20 pm

      You need to see a doctor. You are delusional. The Thai economy is collapsing without farang tourists.

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      Kru Estebe

      Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:32 am

      Enjoy Your destitution and poverty then , Without opening borders, MANY Wonderful Thai People WILL STARVE , More Businesses will — and already ARE — Failing — Maybe you want to leave bangkok and go live in a tent and farm rubber or pick pineapple ? — VERY FOOLISH COMMENT from an IGNORANT , ZENOPHOBIC THAI !!!

      I`m So Very Happy MOST Thai people are MUCH smarter than You , Maybe You Just work for PM Pryut ? —

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    theman

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:11 am

    bang bang cokk

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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