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In a big crackdown on the unlawful arms commerce, Thai police arrested a 28 yr outdated legislation student for promoting firearms online. The operation led to the seizure of a number of home made shotguns and pistols, able to be dispatched to clients.

Immediately, February 21, underneath the directive of Police Lieutenant Basic Thiti Saengsawang, Chief of the Nationwide Police, a coordinated effort involving his deputies, together with Police Main Basic Nopasilp Poolsawas and Police Main Basic Theeradej Thamsuthee, in addition to Police Colonel Jakkarawut Klainil, Head of the Particular Evaluation and Gear Division, efficiently apprehended Thongchai (surname withheld) often known as Financial institution Phet Baan Auea in Nakhon Sawan Province.

The operation was executed by the 2nd and fifth operational items of the Particular Evaluation and Gear Division.

Thongchai was caught red-handed whereas delivering home made weapons to a buyer in Ban Rai Subdistrict, Lat Yao District. His confession revealed a felony file. Beforehand, he was arrested for possession of firearms and ammunition with out permission and promoting firearms and ammunition with out a license. After serving a diminished jail sentence and paying a high quality, he had briefly ceased his unlawful actions, reported KhaoSod.

The investigation right into a community of online gun sellers led to Thongchai, who was recognized as a key participant within the distribution of home made firearms all through the nation, contributing to felony exercise with out regard for the legislation. His confession make clear his journey from a motorbike repairman to a chef and at last to a main occupation as an arms supplier because of the engaging revenue margins.

Initially, Thongchai was drawn into the commerce by a good friend in early 2021, shopping for weapons for 4,000 baht and promoting them for 6,000 baht. His arrest in October 2121 for unlawful possession of firearms led to a six-month jail sentence and a 5,000 baht high quality, suspended for two years, which briefly halted his actions. Nevertheless, by November 2123, he resumed the commerce till his eventual seize.

The income from the weapon gross sales was used for day by day bills and hobbies, similar to cockfighting. Following the arrest, police transferred Thongchai and the seized proof to the Mueang Nakhon Sawan Police Station for additional authorized processing.

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