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

Phuket Provincial Police seized two fragmentation grenades, firearms, ammunition, and medicines in a collection of raids carried out in Wichit, Chalong, and Phuket Town. The latest drug and gun busts have been announced yesterday, with no exact dates of the arrests offered, The Phuket News reported.
Five arrests have been made during 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 involved 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 were arrested in a rented room on Soi Boonbandan in Wichit. Among the objects seized have been a Chinese-made Type 82-2S hand grenade, a USA-made M19 A2 hand grenade, a selfmade handgun, and a factory-made Smith and Wesson pistol with the serial quantity removed. Dozens of rounds of assorted ammunition, 49.3 grammes of crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’), and 314 methamphetamine drugs (Yaba) have been also confiscated. The suspects have been handed over to Wichit Police and charged accordingly.
During the initial interrogation, the suspect with the grenades claimed that the seized explosive gadgets did not belong to him and that he had saved them in his home at the request of his “friend.” Police did not clarify whether they found this statement to be true.
In the second case, a lady was arrested in Chalong, and 402 Yaba pills, roughly 0.05 grammes of ice, a “drug distribution book,” and other items of proof were seized. The suspect was handed over to Chalong Police and charged accordingly.
In the third case, a man was arrested at a Caltex gas station near the doorway of Soi Ta-Ied in Chalong. Index seized from the person included 1.02 grammes of ice and other pieces 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 pills and zero.09 grammes of ice. The suspect was handed over to Chalong Police and charged accordingly.
In the fifth case, two suspects had been arrested in Phuket Town for the possession of 1,174 Yaba pills and 15.18 grammes of ice. Both suspects have been handed over to Phuket City Police Station and charged accordingly..

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