Phuket police seize grenades, weapons, and medicines in multiple raids

Phuket Provincial Police seized two fragmentation grenades, firearms, ammunition, and drugs in a collection of raids carried out in Wichit, Chalong, and Phuket Town. The current drug and gun busts were announced yesterday, with no actual dates of the arrests supplied, The Phuket News reported.
Five arrests had been made in the course of the raids, led by Phuket Provincial Police Commissioner Pol. Lt. Col. Pichit Thongto and the Phuket Provincial Police Commissioner’s Office. Other high-ranking officers concerned within the operations included the Commander of Phuket Provincial Police Maj. Gen. Sermphan Sirikong, Gen. Sermphan’s deputy Col. Kittipong Klaikaew, Phuket Provincial Police Chief of Investigations Col. Ekaluck Boonsaengcharoen, and Deputy Chiefs of Investigations Lt. Col. Phairot Thanaphanathon and Lt. Col. Supap Saelim.
In the primary case, three suspects had been arrested in a rented room on Soi Boonbandan in Wichit. Among the objects seized were a Chinese-made Type 82-2S hand grenade, a USA-made M19 A2 hand grenade, a do-it-yourself handgun, and a factory-made Smith and Wesson pistol with the serial quantity eliminated. Dozens of rounds of varied ammunition, forty nine.3 grammes of crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’), and 314 methamphetamine pills (Yaba) were also confiscated. The suspects have been handed over to Wichit Police and charged accordingly.
During the preliminary interrogation, the suspect with the grenades claimed that the seized explosive devices didn’t belong to him and that he had kept them in his home at the request of his “friend.” Police didn’t clarify whether they found this assertion to be true.
In Myths , a girl was arrested in Chalong, and 402 Yaba tablets, approximately zero.05 grammes of ice, a “drug distribution book,” and different items of evidence have been seized. The suspect was handed over to Chalong Police and charged accordingly.
In the third case, a person was arrested at a Caltex gas station near the entrance of Soi Ta-Ied in Chalong. The items seized from the man included 1.02 grammes of ice and different items of proof. The suspect was handed over to Chalong Police and charged accordingly.
In the fourth case, a man was arrested at a house in Chalong’s Moo 9 with seven Yaba tablets and 0.09 grammes of ice. The suspect was handed over to Chalong Police and charged accordingly.
In the fifth case, two suspects were arrested in Phuket Town for the possession of 1,174 Yaba drugs and 15.18 grammes of ice. Both suspects have been handed over to Phuket City Police Station and charged accordingly..

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