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Over 1,000 suspects nabbed in crime sweep

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Over 1,000 suspects nabbed in crime sweep

By Sitthichai Sikhawat 
The Nation

 

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In a month-long crime sweep, police nabbed more than 1,000 suspects and seized 143 firearms, 52,791 meth-amphetamine pills, 316 grams of crystal meth, 1,392 kilogams of marijuana and 235kg of krathom leaves, Provincial Police Region 8 chief Pol Lt-General Pongwuth Pongsri said on Friday.

 

The suspects were arrested in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi and Phuket provinces between February 2 and March 20. Of the suspects, 161 face gun-related charges, 982 drug-related charges, while the remaining 79 were arrested on the basis of arrest warrants related to old cases, he said. 

 

The police sweep – targeting dark influential figures, hitmen, people dealing in weapons and drugs, as well as fugitives – was carried out to boost public confidence ahead of the elections.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366336

 

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"...Over 1,000 suspects nabbed in crime sweep..."

 

'Crime Sweep'?

 

Er... Ahem... Isn't this called 'policing'?

 

And, if it is not normal 'Policing', shouldn't it be?

 

It seems like a reasonable question...

 

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Next will be a Maj-Gen telling a story of no Thais involved in crime personally I don't trust a Lt-Gen with all the facts🤔

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The police sweep – targeting dark influential figures, hitmen, people dealing in weapons and drugs, as well as fugitives – was carried out to boost public confidence ahead of the elections.

Can we have an election every month?

 

Err, maybe not as every single prison cell would be overflowing, like the black hole of Calcutta.

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18 minutes ago, Samuel Smith said:
28 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Can we have an election every month?

Only if they drop the booze ban 😉 

Ha ha! We know why there's a ban - otherwise there would be plenty of boos in Prayut's direction.

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I wanna be a dark influential person! Do I need to see the local Kru Khmer?

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I guess they won't be voting tomorrow. 

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Who verifies the claims?! They could say anything.... and often do!

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That's a rather long month, from Feb 2nd to Mar 20th ("month-long crime sweep"). The overall figures don't look all that impressive when taking into consideration how long they were busy sweeping.

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