Kathu, Phuket –
A Chinese national and his Thai wife were arrested for illegally possessing a number of firearms in their residence following a police search on Friday, October 28th.
The official search was conducted following an investigation of the Chinese national, whose name was withheld by the authorities, who was reportedly showing off his weapons on social media.
Upon the search, a total of 18 firearms were found at the luxurious house of the couple. Most of them were BB guns but some were modified to be applicable with real ammunition, according to the authorities.
His 29-year-old Thai wife, whose name was only revealed as Sapaworn, told the police that some of the weapons were registered under her name and some were not registered. She reportedly confessed that all the firearms were real and they had never been granted permission to possess or use the firearms.
Both of them were taken to a local police station and initially charged for possessing firearms without authorization.
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