Weapons seized in Narathiwat raid, suspect surrenders


NARATHIWAT, May 3 – Police raided more than 100 houses here Thursday morning searching for the killers of two defence volunteers on Tuesday.

More than 100 paramilitary rangers and police officers descended on many sites in Chanae district at dawn on Thursday to look for suspects in the shooting at a checkpoint here which left two men dead.

The authorities searched 150 houses, seizing two rifles and three boxes of M16 and .22 caliber ammunition.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man surrendered to police under a government project allowing suspects to turn themselves in and join the army’s training programme to adjust their attitude.

However, the suspect denied any involvement in insurgent activities but he confessed that he was connected with illegal oil trading.