Apirak orders gun crackdown

PHUKET CITY: Owners of unregistered firearms will soon feel the full force of the law as part of an island-wide crackdown recently announced by Phuket Provincial Police Superintendent Apirak Hongtong.

In a statement released on January 31, Maj Gen Apirak said that due to the current economic downturn, Phuket is faced with the risk of rising crime rates.

To combat this threat, police officers have been instructed to increase the frequency of inspections, particularly with respect to guns.

This measure is needed to preempt an escalation in violent crime, he added.

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