Chinese national and Thai wife arrested for reportedly illegally possessing firearms at luxurious house in Phuket

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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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.