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General Colonel Torsak Sukwimol, the head of the national police

The Thai police continue their active efforts to combat illegal firearms.

General Colonel Torsak Sukwimol, the head of the national police, has shared the initial results of an operation aimed at curbing the proliferation of illegal weaponry.

General Colonel Torsak Sukwimol, the head of the national police

Between October 9th and 11th, the police conducted searches at 3,224 suspicious locations throughout the country, resulting in the apprehension of 1,593 individuals.

During these searches, the following items were seized:

- 1,789 units of unregistered air rifles and shotguns.

- 219 units of firearms registered under names different from the actual owners.

- 75,973 rounds of ammunition.

Confiscated weapons during mass searches in Thailand

Furthermore, the Bureau of Cybercrime Investigation scrutinized social media and blocked accounts suspected of involvement in illegal arms sales. In the course of the operation, 79 Facebook accounts, 14 Tiktok accounts, 148 X (formerly Twitter) accounts, 14 Instagram accounts, and 26 YouTube channels were closed.

This operation is in response to an incident that occurred on October 3rd when a 14-year-old teenager opened fire at the Siam Paragon shopping center in Bangkok, resulting in the deaths of three individuals and injuries to four others.

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