Koh Larn hotel owner’s relative jailed for illegal gun

Friday, 14 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By  Boonlua Chatree

The son-in-law of a Koh Larn hotel owner was arrested for possession of an illegal gun.

Wannarat Boonyarit, 39, was taken into custody Nov. 27 by patrol officers who spotted him lurking in the shadows near the Long Talay Resort. Officers found a loaded .22 Magnum King Cobra handgun on him, along with 10 rounds of ammunition.

Wannarat said his father in law owns the Long Talay Resort and he was carrying the gun only for self-protection, as his family was away and left him in charge. The gun, however, was unregistered and Wannarat was booked on charges of possession of an illegal weapon and ammunition.

Wannarat Boonyarit points to the illegal weapon he was caught with. Wannarat Boonyarit points to the illegal weapon he was caught with.

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