Road sweeper discovers ammo for explosive devices on Chonburi motorway

PHOTO: Pu Kerd Malui

Chonburi –
A road sweeper discovered a large bullet used in powerful explosive devices on a motorway in Mueang Chonburi this afternoon (January 30th).

The Mueang Chonburi Police was notified of the items this afternoon (January 30th) on the main Motorway.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) arrived at the scene to find Mr. Chai Saiprapan, 56, a road sweeper, and the bullet.

Chai told officials, “I saw the item while I was sweeping the road. It looked like a bomb so I called police immediately.”

Senior Sergeant Major Pongpuchit Suparatpong of the EOD said, “It is a bullet used in powerful explosive devices which can destroy targets within a 30 meter radius.”

“This one is very old but might still be active under the right conditions.” Pongpuchit added.

“If anyone sees something similar to these items please call police immediately and stay away from it.” Pongpuchit concluded.

The EOD team did not speculate or comment on how the unusual item ended up on the side of a public motorway.

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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.