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Cambodians Nabbed for Weapons Smuggling

Cambodia Daily

24 July 2017

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Cambodian police on Saturday arrested three nationals in connection with an alleged weapons smuggling attempt that netted five Thai nationals across the border last week, officials said on Sunday…

Last week, a deputy spokesman for the Thai National Police, Kissana Phatanacharoen, said five Thais recently arrested and charged with weapons possession in Thailand told authorities that they were hired at the Cambodian border to transport the arms and ammunition. At the time, he declined to say if he knew who had hired them. The five men, who were traveling in two passenger vans and a sedan, were arrested at about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Sa Kaeo province, which borders Banteay Meanchey province, while stopped at a gas station in Muang district, according to the Bangkok Post.

The newspaper reported that Thai police confiscated two 82 mm grenade launchers, one 81 mm launcher, three 82 mm grenades, three ignition devices and six mobile phones. Citing other Thai media, it said the five men confessed to taking the weapons from Cambodia and planning to deliver them to Thailand's border with Burma…

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