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Sudanese man arrested at Phuket Airport with illegal ammunition

Sudanese man arrested at Phuket Airport with illegal ammunition

PHUKET: A Sudanese man was arrested at Phuket International Airport yesterday (Sep 8) morning after security scans discovered the man was carrying ammunition.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 9 September 2017, 10:29AM

Chief of Saku Police Station Pol Col Jirasak Siemsak orded Pol Maj Prawat Tantiputsapat, the investigator of Saku Police Station and his team to arrest the 32-year-old, Sudanese national identified as Eyas Mohamed Alhassan Mahmoud Alammas for possession of a black ammunition magazine and nine 7.65 millimetre bullets.

Security personnel were alerted when the man, carrying his luggage, passed through a security checkpoint and bag scanner at Phuket International Airport at 7:50am.

The man was apparently attempting to travel on Air Asia domestic flight FD3030 to Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok.


Mr Eyas informed officials that he forgot that he had the bullets in his bag and that he never intended to bring them to Thailand. He admitted that they belonged to him. But, he refused to confirm and sign the police report documenting the incident.

Mr Eyas has been charged for possession of illegal ammunition. Police are continuing their investigation.

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Christy Sweet | 11 September 2017 - 08:38:35

"black" or blank? Mr. Eyas is very wise for not signing that form which would no doubt incriminate him. I once trusted police and signed a Thai language form I could not read and ended up losing out on a five-thousand baht dispute.

malczx7r | 10 September 2017 - 10:23:20

One rule for farangs, a different one for others ;-)

Sam hayman | 10 September 2017 - 00:51:33

He's got the ammo and his friend who passed security has the gun. Wonder if they rechecked the other passengers.

BenPendejo | 09 September 2017 - 18:34:25

Well...thank goodness that..."Police are continuing their investigation."  I'm guessing that the investigation centers around finding out how many bank accounts this guy has, and how they can be sure to tap as much cash as possible.  I mean...what else is there to investigate?

Kurt | 09 September 2017 - 14:52:23

Just ammunition only? Not that bad as that retired thai police general who was trapped on Taipei airport with a loaded gun in his hand luggage.
Remember, after his release he returned to Thailand and was at Suvarnabhumi airport welcomed as a hero, with flowers!.
He was never prosecuted.


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