Thai Police Crackdown Across 183 Locations Nationwide Nets 87 Suspects, Seizes Millions in Drugs and Firearms

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At 10:00 AM, on July 3rd, 2024, Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukvimol, the National Police Chief, announced the results of Operation 767 aimed at cracking down on influential groups, hired gunmen, and crime syndicates across the country in 183 locations.

The operation focused on criminal gangs, loan sharks, influential figures connected to local politicians, bid-rigging groups, and public land encroachers. As a result, 87 suspects were captured. Thai authorities were also able to seize 746 unregistered firearms, 134 registered firearms, 6,936 rounds of ammunition, 7 million amphetamine pills, and other illegal assets in 183 locations nationwide.
Additionally, investigative police arrested a drug trafficking ring linked to the On Nut 86 network in Prawet, Bangkok. On July 1st, three suspects were apprehended in Nong Suea, Pathum Thani, on charges of distributing type 1 narcotics and possessing firearms and ammunition without permission. The operation seized 13 million amphetamine pills, one handgun, ammunition, and other assets worth 2 million baht.

Pol. Gen. Torsak revealed that the crackdown extends beyond criminal operations and influential figures to major drug busts, marking the largest current operation by the Royal Thai Police in line with the Prime Minister’s policy for comprehensive crime suppression.
Furthermore, the Thai police are monitoring new-generation crime influencers who advertise or narrate criminal activities, potentially setting bad examples for youth on online platforms. Investigative officers have information on these crime-influencer gangs and will continue to pursue actions against them, remarked Pol. Gen. Torsak.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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