Briton fined for having handgun

THALANG: Englishman Adam Douglas, 52, was arrested on December 30 after taking a .38 revolver loaded with five rounds into a restaurant near Wat Sri Soontorn on Thepkrasattri Rd.

Pol Col Chinrat Rittakananon, Superintendent of Thalang Police Station, told the Gazette police visited Mae Khin Restaurant during their routine daily patrol to ensure that local venues closed at 1 am.

Douglas was found wearing the revolver, holstered on his hip.

Col Chinrat said Douglas claimed he had the gun with him “for self-protection”, and that the weapon was registered in his wife’s name, Jureerat Thammaprasert.

Douglas was charged with being illegally in possession of a firearm and for bringing a firearm to a public place. He was later released after paying a fine of 60,000 baht.

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