Kamnan’s niece arrested on gun charges

Friday, 04 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

The niece of a well-known Kanchanaburi village chief was arrested for allegedly trying to sell a gun she stole from her uncle on the Internet.

Sunisa Photphiphit, 18, and her boyfriend, Jakraphan Charoenchairungruang, 19, of Nakon Ratchasima, were apprehended during an undercover gun-buy sting operation by Banglamung police June 20. Sunisa’s uncle is Pracha Photphiphit, a former Democrat Party politician better known as “Kamnan Sia.”

Jakraphan Charoenchairungruang (left) and Sunisa Photphiphit (right) have been arrested for attempting to sell a stolen handgun through Facebook.Jakraphan Charoenchairungruang (left) and Sunisa Photphiphit (right) have been arrested for attempting to sell a stolen handgun through Facebook.

Police said they’d learned from the Facebook website that Jakraphan was selling a gun and used an undercover agent to meet him at the railroad tracks between sois Khao Noi and Khao Talo. He was arrested upon arrival, but didn’t have the gun. He said it was with Sunisa, who was waiting for him behind a noodle shop on Soi Thammansamakhee 5.

Police found her there with a 9mm Glock handgun, six bullets and a holster. Police said she confessed to stealing to the gun from her uncle to give to her boyfriend to sell on Facebook so they could get money for drugs and partying.

Both were charged with conspiring to possess firearms and ammunition and carrying firearm in populated areas.

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