3,600 arrests in pre-referendum blitz in Northeast

3,600 arrests in pre-referendum blitz in Northeast

NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- More than 3,600 suspects were arrested in a police crackdown on crime in eight lower northeastern provinces from July 11-30, ahead of Sunday's charter referendum.

The Provincial Police Region 3 blitz arrested 250 people on illegal firearms possession charges and seized 234 guns; 1,488 people with 881 sets of gambling equipment and 100,278 baht cash; and, 1,908 on drug charges with a total 216,246 methamphetamine pills, 341 kilogrammes of dried marijuana and 95.37 grammes of crystal methamphetamine found in their possession.

The results of the operation were announced on Monday at a press conference at the Provincial Police Region 3 training centre in tambon Chor Hor in Muang district in the presence of Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul, a deputy police chief, and Surapan Dissaman, the deputy provincial governor.



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