Deputy police chief inspects war weapons in Sisaket province

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    Deputy police chief inspects war weapons in Sisaket province

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    SISAKET, 8 June 2019 (NNT) - A variety of war weapons were found in a canal in Sisaket province on Wednesday. The weapons had not been used by the Thai army. The Second Army Area spokesman declined to comment on whether they might possibly involve any political group.



    Deputy National Police Commissioner General, Pol. Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanakul visited Khukhan police station in Sisaket province and inspected the RPG and M-79 grenade launchers, AK-47 rifles, gunpowder and tear gas which had been discovered in the canal in Khukhan district. The war weapons were not made in Thailand and are believed to have come from Russia. The old weapons appeared to be ready for use. Besides, the fertilizer bags in which the weapons were found, displayed symbols and signs which are not used in Thailand.



    Deputy Forensic Police Commissioner Pol. Maj. Gen. Thawatchai Mekprasertsuk said today the AK-47 rifles, M-79 and RPG grenade launchers were the same types of weapons allegedly used over 50 times during mass protests on Uthong road and outside Government House and the Dusit Thani hotel between 2010 and 2014.



    Deputy Second Army Area Commander Maj. Gen. Akradej Boonthiam mentioned that the war weapons were found in the border area near Highway 24. The Second Army Area does not possess such weapons aged over 40 years. The Second Army Area’s intelligence unit and the Third Provincial Police Area’s investigating unit is yet to identify the owners of the war weapons. The authorities are yet to find out if the weapons might be meant for sale on the blackmarket or be used by any political group in the country.
     
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