Nationwide Crackdown on Illegal Firearms in Thailand

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In a nationwide operation targeting illegal firearms and criminal activities, Thai police have seized a significant number of illegal guns, ammunition, and drugs while arresting over 900 suspects. The month-long crackdown began on July 1 and is supervised by multiple law enforcement agencies.

Operation Details and Results

As of July 21, Thai police conducted raids on 1,658 targets across the country, resulting in the arrest of 966 suspects. The operation led to the seizure of 911 illegal guns, 44,540 rounds of assorted ammunition, two explosives, and 6,239 methamphetamine pills. The multi-agency effort is supervised by assistant police chief Pol Lt Gen Samran Nualma and involves agencies such as the Metropolitan Police Bureau, Provincial Police Regions 1-9, Central Investigation Bureau, Narcotic Suppression Bureau, Tourist Police Bureau, Immigration Police Bureau, Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau, and Border Patrol Police.

High-Profile Case in Krabi Province

In one notable raid, police from the Khao Phanom district in Krabi province surrounded a house in tambon Na Khao, belonging to a 28-year-old suspect known as Boom. Wanted on three warrants for drug and attempted murder charges, Boom attempted to flee on a motorcycle from the back of the house. As the police pursued him, he opened fire at them, leading to an exchange of gunfire that resulted in his death. A 9mm Mauser pistol, one M67 hand grenade, and two smoke grenades were found in his possession.

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The nationwide crackdown on illegal firearms and criminal activities in Thailand has made significant progress, with a large number of suspects arrested and weapons seized. This operation demonstrates the Thai government’s commitment to maintaining public safety and combating illegal activities.