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Who owns the 10,000 bullets, grenades & M16 clips, no one knows... suspects: a deputy governor, rogue policeman & golf caddy. 



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Large bullet cache found in Bangkok

9/10/2012

A cache of at least 10,000 bullets and some hand grenades were seized when police raided a Bangkok apartment owned by a former deputy governor of Nakhon Pathom province on Monday night.

Acting on a tip off, they entered the apartment [at the Panya Rarm Intra Ua-arthorn project in Klong Sam Wa district].

They found four hand grenades, more than 10,000 bullets and 15 clips for M-16 rifles. There was no one there. No arrests were made.

Pol Maj Gen Prinya Chansuriya, deputy city police chief, said the owner of the apartment is a retired deputy governor of Nakhon Pathom province, who will be questioned later.

Initial enquiries indicated that the owner may not have known about the ammunition stored there as he had delegated the subletting of the apartment to a golf caddy.

Pol Maj Gen Prinya said all the ammunition is useable. It could have been stored at the apartment for a long time because the ammunition cases had been damaged by termites. The apartment seemed to have been vacant for a while, judging by the presence of dust and insects.

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung suggested the ammunition could be linked to a rogue policeman who has been held in custody since 2010.

Mr Chalerm said he believed the ammunition was intended to be sent to the North of Thailand and exchanged for drugs.

(Source:  Bangkok Post, Large bullet cache found in Bangkok, 9/10/2012, link


Criminal Investigation Vocabulary


bullet - a small, metal object that is shot from a gun กระสุนปืน
cache - a quantity of things that have been hidden, especially weapons สิ่งที่ซ่อนไว้

bullet cache - a collection of many bullets
a cache of bullets
a cache of 10,000 bullets
a cache of at least 10,000 bullets
large bullet cache found in Bangkok

mystery - knot knowing the facts about something (why it happened, who did the crime, etc) ปริศนา, ความลึกลับ   
solve mystery- แก้ปริศนา   

mystery bullets

hand grenade - a small bomb thrown by hand ระเบิดมือ (See Wikipedia)
grenade
- Same as "hand grenade"
seized - taken away from a person (using force)

raid - when the police or military enter a building by force
police raided a Bangkok apartment

deputy - a person who is given the power to do something instead of another person, or the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation รอง, ตัวแทน,ผู้รักษาการแทน
deputy governor - second in charge after the governor
former deputy governor - used to be deputy governor (in the past, not now)
a former deputy governor of Nakhon Pathom province

retired - no longer working because you have reached the age where you are officially too old to work เกษียณอายุ
a retired deputy governor of Nakhon Pathom province

A cache of at least 10,000 bullets and some hand grenades were seized when police raided a Bangkok apartment owned by a former deputy governor of Nakhon Pathom province on Monday night.

tip - to give information; to say that something is likely to happen
tip off - when the police are given information about a crime
acting on a
tip off

15 clips - one case of set of bullets inserted into M-16 and fired at one go
M-16 rifle -
a US military rifle (See Wikipedia)
15 clips for M-16 rifles

arrest -
จับกุม
no arrests were made 


question someone (in a criminal case) - ask a person questions to solve a criminal case (and find the criminal who did the crime)  

Acting on a tip off, they entered the apartment [at the Panya Rarm Intra Ua-arthorn project in Klong Sam Wa district]. They found four hand grenades, more than 10,000 bullets and 15 clips for M-16 rifles. There was no one there. No arrests were made. Pol Maj Gen Prinya Chansuriya, deputy city police chief, said the owner of the apartment is a retired deputy governor of Nakhon Pathom province, who will be questioned later.

initial - at the beginning  ชั้นต้น, เบื้องต้น, เริ่มแรก
enquiry - to ask a question about something การสอบถาม, การขอข้อมูล,

indicate ... - show that ...
initial enquiries indicated that ...

ammunition - bullets, bombs, etc that can be fired from a weapon อาวุธยุทธภัณฑ์, ลูกกระสุน
ammunition
stored in apartment

ammunition case - a box for keeping bullets (See Wikipedia)
case - a box or container for holding things inside ลัง, ภาชนะต่อด้วยไม้หรือสานเป็นรูปสี่เหลี่ยมคล้ายหีบ สำหรับบรรจุสิ่งของ

termites - insects that eat wood ปลวก
ammunition cases had been damaged by termites

delegate - มอบหมาย, มอบหมายให้เป็นตัวแทน, ให้แทน
sublet
- to rent an apartment that you are renting to another person  ให้เช่าเป็นระยะเวลา, ให้เช่าช่วง, แบ่งให้เช่า

golf caddy -
 a worker who carries golf clubs and golf bag for a person while they play golf at a golf course
delegated the subletting
of the apartment to a golf caddy

vacant - empty ที่ว่างลง
presence - when someone or something is in a place การอยู่ในสถานที่หนึ่ง (ของบุคคล)

The apartment seemed to have been vacant for a while, judging by the presence of dust and insects.

Initial enquiries indicated that the owner may not have known about the ammunition stored there as he had delegated the subletting of the apartment to a golf caddy. Pol Maj Gen Prinya said all the ammunition is useable. It could have been stored at the apartment for a long time because the ammunition cases had been damaged by termites. The apartment seemed to have been vacant for a while, judging by the presence of dust and insects.

linked - connected เชื่อมโยง เกี่ยวกับ
rogue - behaving differently and causing problems; behaving in an unusual and possibly dangerous way ที่น่าสงสัยว่าจะก่อให้เกิดอันตราย ไม่ซื่อ, อันธพาล
rogue policeman

the ammunition could be linked to a rogue policeman

held in custody - person is staying in jail or prison (not free to move around and go where they want)
been held in custody since 2010

intended - planned; wanted to happen ที่ได้วางแผนไว้ ที่ตั้งใจให้เกิดขึ้น
illegal - against the law ผิดกฎหมาย, นอกกฎหมาย

intend - want to have a certain effect or result  ตั้งใจ, มุ่งหมาย, มีเป้าหมายที่จะทำ
exchange - to give one thing and receive another thing in return, trade, swap แลก, เอาสิ่งหนึ่งให้ไปเพื่อได้สิ่งหนึ่งที่ต้องการมา
the ammunition was intended to be sent to the North of Thailand and exchanged for drugs

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung suggested the ammunition could be linked to a rogue policeman who has been held in custody since 2010. Mr Chalerm said he believed the ammunition was intended to be sent to the North of Thailand and exchanged for drugs.

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