Police arrested navy officers found in possession of weapons and VIP cards issued by Students and People Network for Thailand’s Reform (SPNTR), but their superior denied their involvement in the protest, saying that they are on a mission to investigate drug cases.
Three officers were stopped at a checkpoint on Krung Kasem road while driving a pickup truck shortly after Wednesday midnight. They are Lt Pairat Plaingam, 47, PO 1 Pairin Phothi, 26, and PO 1 Banlang Khantapol, 35.
Police found three 9mm guns, 72 bullets, five magazines, two clasp knives, one bullet-proof vest and three VIP cards issued by SPNTR. A license plate with a navy seal was found inside the pickup, with a different licence plate displayed on the vehicle.
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