Huge weapons cache uncovered in Thailand

July 16, 2013
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BANGKOK, Thailand – Border patrol police raided a house early Sunday (July 14th) in the northwest province of Mae Hong Son, along the border with Burma, and seized a stash of weapons and ammunition, local media reported.

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    Tipped that the cache was awaiting transport across the border, police moved in as the vehicle carrying the haul drove inside the property, NNT reported.

    Two people were arrested, including the driver, Sumet Mitsita, who was identified as a former police officer. Six sacks containing assorted types of ammunition were found in the vehicle, while a search of the house turned up more.

    A team of about 100 police and military personnel participated in the raid, which netted more than 109,000 rounds of assorted ammunition, including rounds for AK47 rifles and for M16 rifles, as well as four rocket launchers, according to The Bangkok Post.

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