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Lao man arrested for gun possession

PHUKET: Thalang Police have reported arresting a 26-year-old Laotian man in possession of a revolver and seven bullets in Soi Na Yao, Moo 8, Pa Khlok, yesterday (Aug 18).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 19 August 2021, 12:39PM


Photo: Thalang Police

Photo: Thalang Police

Under the command of Thalang Police Chief Col Pisit Cheurnpetch, the arrest was led by Capt Suchart Luecha at about 4:30pm, Thalang Police reported.

Somsak Pimmachan, 26, who was identified as living at a house in Moo 1, Pa Khlok, was found with a .38-calibre handgun as well as two .38 bullets and four 12-gauge shotgun cartridges.

“Somsak acted suspiciously and ran away when he saw police. Then we ran after him until we arrested him with the gun and bullets,” Capt Suchart said.

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Somsak was taken to Thalang Police Station and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Police have yet to reveal why Somsak believed it was necessary for him to be carrying a firearm in public.

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