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Sold weapons to Khon Kaen reds

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A former army private was arrested in Nakhon Ratchasima province in possession of a large quantity of weapons and ammunition in a raid on a house in Muang district on Tuesday, Pol Lt Gen Detnarong Suthichanbancha, the acting chief of Region 4 Provincial Police, said. 

Pol Lt Gen Detnarong said the raid was carried out by a joint team of Region 4 police and soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division.

Noppadol Phetmadan, a former army private, was arrested in the raid on House No 210/3 on Ratchanukul road.  Found in the house were two M16 rifles, two AK47 rifles, one M79 grenade launcher, three machine guns, three anti-personnel hand grenades, 18,000 rounds of M16 and AK47 ammunition, two bullet-proof vests and many other articles.

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