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The former deputy commander of the 3rd Army Region, arrested for possession of military-grade weapons, is free on bail after convincing police he was too ill to flee. 

Lt Gen Manas Paorik was released on bail. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Lt Gen Manas Paorik, 65, surrendered to the Crime Suppression Division on Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued by the Saraburi Military Court on June 25. Deputy police chief Somyos Phumphanmuang said on Thursday that Lt Gen Manas was released on 200,000 baht bail secured with cash after he presented medical documents certifying his diabetes and high blood pressure required him to regularly see doctors.

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