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Live grenade found dumped in roadside rubbish

PHUKET: An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called to a quiet street in Karon early this morning (July 18) to safely remove a live grenade found dumped among roadside rubbish.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 05:13PM

Capt Suwisit Kirirak of the Karon Police was informed of the grenade at 4:56am by the national 191 hotline call centre after a local resident discovered the device.

The grenade had been wrapped in paper and hidden among rubbish dumped by the side of the road in Soi Pluk Jae, off Patak Rd.

Capt Suwisit and EOD bomb squad members soon arrived and had the device safely in hand, identifying the explosive as an M26 grenade.

The grenade was in “100% working condition”, said Capt Suwisit.

“The EOD squad said that this explosive has a range of up to 30 metres,” he added.

However, Capt Suwisit said the grenade was in “99.99% safe condition”, as in addition to the pin still being inserted, the handle was restricted with a green plastic band preventing the handle from being released.

The grenade was taken by EOD team for safekeeping.

“We will check CCTV in the area to find who had left the grenade in the bin,” Capt Suwisit assured.



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Kurt | 21 July 2018 - 15:52:35

Anyone surprised? On Phuket, 'We' dump everything at road side.
The big question is, how is it possible so much that people have illegally army weapons and grenades?
How is it possible they disappear out of army arsenals? We have more than 1720 thai generals to guard the army weapon depots.
About time Pom Prawit looks into this.

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