Swedish Man Found With four Guns and 200 Bullets on Samui Island

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Samui Island –

A Swedish “businessman” was found with four guns and more than 200 bullets at a house on Samui Island, say Thai police.

On Tuesday (October 10th) a team from the Royal Thai Immigration Bureau with a search warrant searched a house which belonged to a foreigner they identified only as MR. ADAM, 33, a Swedish national in Soi Khao Phra, Bo Phut sub-district. Police found three handguns, a rifle, and more than 200 bullets. He was then taken to the Bo Phut Police Station.

Mr. Adam reportedly admitted to Thai police that he likes to collect guns and enjoys shooting. He said he ordered the guns and bullets online and some guns were borrowed from his friends.

The Surat Thani Immigration Chief Colonel Suppakorn Pankosol stated to the Thai press, “We found that these guns and bullets were ordered online from the northeast of Thailand. Mr. Adam used these guns to practice shooting at a shooting range on Samui Island. He also posted on social media that he likes to collect guns. Many of his online posts also seemed to threaten other foreigners. Mr. Adam has fitness businesses and has stayed in Thailand for a long time.”

“Mr. Adam is facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition,” Colonel Suppakorn added.

It was unknown if Mr. Adam had been granted bail as of press time or if he had retained the services of an attorney.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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.