Ex-deputy interior minister's house searched, guns seized

Ex-deputy interior minister's house searched, guns seized

SAMUT PRAKAN -- Soldiers and police seized 11 firearms, all licensed, during a search of the house of former Pheu Thai MP and deputy interior minister Pracha Prasopdee in Phra Pradaeng district early on Thursday morning, media reports said.

Similar searches were also carried out this morning at 11 other spots in the province, including the Muang district home of Worachai Hema, another former Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan, under order No 13/2016 issued by the National Council for Peace and Order against people suspected of wielding "dark influence".

Mr Pracha was there when the military and police arrived at his house in tambon Bang Nam Phueng in Phra Pradaeng district about 9am.

Seized during the search were 11 firearms of various types, handguns and rifles, all of them properly registered but taken for examination, and a communication radio.

About the same time, military and police searched the house of Sombat Thongyoi in tambon Bang Kaew, Bang Phli district.

The team seized many items in the house for examination.  They included two BB guns, an ID card for a security guard of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), four CDs on UDD rallies, three communication radios, a notebook computer of Noppakao Kongsuwan, one of the eight Facebook users suspected of violating the Computer Crime Act, and two mobile phones.

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