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The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Thailand

Thailand's police have announced the commencement of an operation to combat illegal firearms.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has reported extensive inspections aimed at identifying firearms and homemade weapon dealers in 47 provinces across Thailand.

This operation is a response to an incident that occurred on October 3 when a 14-year-old teenager opened fire in Bangkok's Siam Paragon shopping center, resulting in two deaths and five injuries.

The weapon used by the teenager was purchased online, confirming that a significant amount of illegal firearms are sold through various online channels.

A representative from the investigation bureau did not disclose the operation's details but promised that the police would reveal its specifics shortly. However, it is already known that at least 36 individuals involved in the illegal arms trade have been detained, and 53 firearms and 1581 rounds of ammunition have been confiscated.

It is also known that two Thai citizens, aged 27 and 28, were arrested on Phuket this week for unlawful possession of modified and unmodified firearms. During their arrest, seven modified and unmodified firearms, over 200 rounds of various types of ammunition, and equipment for converting blank guns into firearms were seized from the individuals.

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