Israeli man arrested at Phuket Airport with 55 firearm bullets

Phuket –

An Israeli man has been arrested at the Phuket International Airport with 55 5.56 mm bullets.

The Sakoo Police told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (October 26th) they have arrested a 29-year-old Israeli man at the Phuket International Airport. He was heading to Bangkok. His full name, however, was not released by Sakoo police to the press.

Officers found 55 bullets, 5.56 mm, in his luggage which are used for a rifle after the X-ray process. The Israeli man admitted that the bullets belonged to him, according to Sakoo police.

The suspect was taken to the Sakoo Police Station in Thalang. He is facing charges of illegal possession of ammunition.

Police found that the suspect last visited Thailand in 2018. Last time, he arrived at Samui Island from Tel Aviv in Israel.

A statement from the suspect on why he had the bullets was not immediately made to the Thai press.


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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.