Thailand Region 2 Police seized hundreds of weapons during Loy Krathong period crackdown


The Region 2 police have seized in total 278 firearms, 758 bullets, and arrested 130 suspects in a crackdown during the Loy Krathong period across all of Region 2 (Eastern seaboard of Thailand) in Thailand.

The news was released to the press yesterday (November 2nd) at the Region 2 headquarters based in Chonburi and was led by the Region 2 Police Commander Lieutenant General Weera Jiraweera.

In the period between October 16-30, Region 2 Police, which comprises of eight provinces; Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Trat, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Rayong and Sa Kaeo, seized 278 firearms, 758 bullets, and arrested 130 suspects.

Lieutenant General Weera said, “There are more criminals and illegal firearms found during festivals.”

“We have a mission to get rid of illegal firearms in order to decrease crime in the area.”

“We have been working continuously towards our goal.” He added.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.