On June the 10th Pattaya police set up a check point at the entrance of north Pattaya road to screen for dangerous civilians, they stopped one driver who acting suspiciously and was identified as 28 year old Wirapong Namraj who works at the Bo Win branch of Toyota.
In the car police found an unregistered handgun hidden under the seat. Wirapong confessed to police that he bought the piece for 5,000 baht from the neighboring country of Laos and that it was for his self defense as crime rates are on the rise.
He was detained at the police station waiting for a court order.
Man claims the gun is for self defense in these dangerous times.