A 35-year-old resident of Singha Nakorn district of Songkhla province was arrested on Tuesday (Apr 3) for arms trafficking after two submachine guns and 4,500 rounds of ammunition were found hidden in his pickup truck.
Chakkaphan Nutkong was waved down for search at a security checkpoint on Satun-Rattapbum road in Kuan Kalong district of Satun when he acted suspeciously while driving his pickup truck near the checkpoint.
A Thorough search of the truck found the arms and ammunition hidden in the spare tyre. They are a knockdown carbine and a M3 submachine guns, 4,500 rounds of 5.56 calibre ammunitions, and 10,000 baht in cash.
It was not immediately known if the arms and ammunition were meant for crimes or for minority groups along the border.
He was detained at Kuan Kalong police station for further questioning.