Suspected bag snatchers, gunmen jailed in crime sweep

Friday, 01 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 5 By  Boonlua Chatree

Area police arrested a pair of alleged bag snatches, three men with illegal firearms and a host of drug users in their latest crime sweep.

Chonburi provincial police announced the capture of Supoj Urachien, 24, and Wittaya Thitapan, 28, Jan. 28. Supoj, in possession of a stolen green handbag, was charged with theft, while Wittaya was jailed on possession of a handmade pistol, rifle and ammunition.

Supoj Tokeeree, 32, Narong Prakoythum, and Klom Yu-sanam, 28, also were charged with illegal gun possession after police caught them a shotgun, two 9 mm handguns, and ammunition.

Six others who tested positive for drug use also were arrested.

Police announce the arrest of several suspects resulting from the latest crime sweep.Police announce the arrest of several suspects resulting from the latest crime sweep.

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