Police seize 109 guns and B6m drugs
- Published: 18/02/2013 at 07:10 PM
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PHITSANULOK - Police have seized more than 100 firearms and a large quantity of illegal drugs in a week-long campaign in this northern province.
Pol Maj Gen Pachara Boonsit, commander of the Phitsanulok provincial police, said on Monday that 109 guns, 309 bullets, and 4 grenades were found along with 19,369 methamphetamine pills, or ya ba, and 64.37g of crystal methamphetamine, or ya ice, and two cans of inhalant drugs during the crackdown from Feb 11-18.
Phitsanulok police show 109 guns, bullets and drugs during a week-long crackdown. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)
The street value of the illegal drugs is estimated to be around 6 million baht, he said.
Pol Maj Gen Pachorn said that 805 individuals were arrested from the 89 gun-related cases and 661 narcotic cases.
The contraband was confiscated from hidden locations used to stash illegal weapons and areas with heavy drug activity, including the hideouts of wanted criminals.
He said possession of second-hand firearms and old or new air guns, including home-made ones, was also against the law as they are illegal firearms.
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