Couple caught selling firearms online
published : 28 Sep 2021 at 14:56
writer: Wassayos Ngamkham
A couple were arrested for selling firearms online and 18 guns, ammunition and other items seized during a police raid on a house in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district on Tuesday.
Police from the Patrol and Special Operations and Division (also known as 191 Police) arrested Arthit Nanwisut, 24 and Maliwan Chanchana, 20, at their house in Bang Khae.
The also seized 141 rounds of ammunition, 18 handguns, 60 gun barrels and other gun parts.
The couple were charged with colluding in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and illegal sale of firearms, said Pol Maj Gen Samarn Nuanma, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.
Pol Maj Gen Somboon Thiankhao, commander of the 191 Police, said Pol Maj Gen Samrarn had assigned his division to crack down on illegal firearms.
Investigators found the suspects illegally selling firearms and gun parts online.
The suspects had opened a Facebook page, “Archao Samrong’’, to display their products. The page drew about 2 million views and had 50,000 followers, Pol Maj Gen Somboon said.
The two were held in police custody for legal action.
Arthit Nanwisut, 24, and his wife Maliwan Chanchana, 20, are arrested at their house in Bang Khae district, after guns, ammunition and gun parts were found there. (Photo supplied)