26 police weapons still missing

The Royal Thai Police on Thursday said 26 of 27 weapons stolen by unidentified people during the clash between authorities and anti-government protestors in Bangkok's Din Daeng district last month have yet to be retrieved.

On Dec 26, in the vicinity of the Thai-Japanese sports stadium, demonstrators broke into police cars while officers were retreating and stole various police equipment and weapons, said Pol Lt Gen Sophon Pisuthiwong, commander of the Commissioner-General Office. 

The missing firearms consist of six shotguns, 12 tear gas launchers and three handguns which are the property of the Royal Thai Police, and six other pistols personally owned by officers. 

One handgun was found after police arrested a man recently, said Pol Lt Gen Sophon, who will oversea security operations during the Jan 13 "Operation Bangkok Shutdown". 

He urged the public to be on the lookout for the stolen weapons and contact police if they see or hear about them. 

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Discussion 1 : 10/01/2014 at 09:27 AM
Can the police even describe what are the weapons being stolen? batons? grenade launcher? bullet proof vest? or hand guns? Aren't they suppose to carry hand guns by their side not leave it in cars? Protesters should be arrested, police who leave guns in cars should be discipline as well.
Discussion 2 : 10/01/2014 at 08:51 AM
So your philosophy is two wrongs make one right is it.This is the reason for the demonstration majority, why do you not understand.
Discussion 3 : 10/01/2014 at 03:00 AM
The end game is to siphon off so much money via rice pledging and the high speed rail links that it leaves Thailand bankrupt with the Chinese as creditors. So before the police start pretending they have been attacked with stolen weapons as an excuse to teargas and shoot the PDRC demonstrators, they should wake up that for the next 10 years at least Thailand remains dependent on Japanese investment and Western tourism. Kill those two off and you kill Thailand. Everyone in the countryside will be back to a bowl of rice a day, if they're lucky.
Discussion 4 : 10/01/2014 at 02:35 AM
and watch suthep blame the reds shirts if any of his anti - democracy people get shot on the 13th jan 2557 we all know your game suthep !!!!
Discussion 5 : 09/01/2014 at 11:41 PM
How can there be weapons missing when the police chief personally said that riot police would not use such weapons to control the protestors. Is Pol Lt Gen Sophon Pisuthiwong confessing that weapons were brought to the rally? For what purpose? Who authorized the officers to bring weapons despite being ordered not to do so? It seems to me that once more, Pol Lt Gen Sophon Pisuthiwong shot himself in the mouth.
Discussion 6 : 09/01/2014 at 10:06 PM
Guns? Hope tomorrow every gun police have is fired once for ballistic data, then they cannot be accused of any incident caused by any of these weapons. Dirty players may use these for ill purpose during public protests.
Discussion 7 : 09/01/2014 at 10:04 PM
The Royal Thai Police is not angel. But The Royal Thai Police is not less credible than the Royal Thai Army. Thai army has been very famous for saying one thing, while doing the opposite thing.
Discussion 8 : 09/01/2014 at 09:42 PM
Anyone else stuggling with believing any statements coming from the police these days? Smells like a setup to me.

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