THE POLICE force was placed on alert for possible moves to create political disturbance after the seizure of war weapons at a house in Mae Sot town on the border with Myanmar, INN News reported this afternoon (June 23).
National Police Chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said soldiers of the Special Unit of 4th Infantry Regiment together with the Border Patrol Police had seized 33 pieces of M16 and AK-47 assault rifles and M79 grenade launchers from this house.
Two Thai men were arrested and they are now being questioned.
The National Police Chief added that he believes these weapons were obtained for use in moving politically and creating disturbance when the opportunity arose with this linking with the information that the security department had obtained.
However it is as not known which political group is involved but operational level officers in the area are continuing to investigate.
Pol Gen Chakthip ordered police across the country to watch out for possible symbolic rally on June 24 (tomorrow) but especially in the 10 risky provinces, among which are Khon Kaen, Phrae, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai.
He warned youth groups and movement leaders that they would be prosecuted similar to the others in the past. If clear offense has been committed then police have to absolutely prosecute, he added.
Top: Pol Gen Chakthip addressing a Press conference today. Photo: INN News