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Man in Samut Prakan arrested for allegedly selling assault rifles on Instagram

Caitlin Ashworth

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Police arrested a man in Samut Prakan, southeast of Bangkok, for allegedly possessing war weapons and attempting to sell assault rifles online through Instagram under the account “dewaffen,” the name of a Nazi military branch. The “dewaffen” Instagram page for “Oz John Woo” has a combination of cat photos and gun photos. The bio says “military support/ small arms import/export service. Life is limited, please crazy every day.” The page was deactivated late this morning.

Officers raided the man’s condominium in the Bang Phli district and seized 9 assault rifles and 12,000 rounds of ammunition as well as numerous gun accessories and 2 grenades. Police say they also found 5 grams of methamphetamine and related drug paraphernalia.

37 year old Wu Qiang, from China, was arrested at the condominium and taken to the local police station. Police say they believe the weapons seized were being sold through the “dewaffen” Instagram account.

Man in Samut Prakan arrested for allegedly selling assault rifles on Instagram | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Thai Visa

 

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    barry

    Friday, February 19, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Gasp – could this be the beginning of the end for all those cat&guns Instagram influencers?

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    James Pate

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7:25 am

    This guy looks like he has a screw loose. Never ceases to amaze me how many folks think they can sell dope and other illegal things online and no one is watching. I’m sure the police and other agencies have scores of staff websurfing everyday. Idiots like this make their jobs easy. I reccomend a stay in Bang Kwang and a slow boat to China, at his own expense.

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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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