Hundreds of military-grade weapons recently seized in Eastern Region


BANGKOK, 7 June 2014 – Almost 300 guns and numerous arms have been seized in the 8 provinces in the Eastern Region by officials from the Provincial Police Region 2.

In addition to guns, officials seized around 10,000 rounds of ammunition, many rocket-propelled and throwing grenades, signal flares, and grenade launchers. The items were seized in accordance with National Council for Peace and Order’s drive to eradicate military-grade weapons, for the purpose of boosting public safety and preventing incidents.

Police Major General Sanit Mahathawon, the acting commissioner of Region 2 Police, indicated officials will continue to suppress illegal firearms. He also noted that those still in possession of military-grade weapons may contact any police station to turn in the items.