Region 1 Police and Surin military officials seize scores of illegal arms


SURIN, 19 June 2014 – The drive to eliminate illegal weapons remains in full swing. On Wednesday officials from the Region 1 Police and military officials in Surin announced the confiscation of hundreds of weapon items.

Locals in Surin have handed in scores of rifles, bullets and grenades to authorities in compliance with the NCPO’s announcement stipulating that individuals who hand in the illegal weapons by June 25 will not be charged. In addition to the aforementioned items, improvised guns, M60 bullets, throwing grenades and AK 47 bullets were also acquired from locals.

The police announced on Wednesday that from Monday to Wednesday, officials of the Region 1 Provincial Police were able to make multiple arrests, seizing 3 M79 grenade launchers and 94 grenades, 2 AK assault rifles and 229 bullets, a carbine, a 9mm handgun and 60 bullets, an RPG launcher and 17 rocket-propelled grenades, and 18 hand grenades. 27,400 Meth pills were also confiscated from those arrested.