A Japanese collector was detained at Don Mueang airport on Wednesday after rifle publications and and a deactivated anti-personnel mine were discovered in his bag while he was queueing to board an airplane house.
Deputy Traveler Cops chief Surachet Hakpal stated Takeru Hirano, 27, was apprehended after an x-ray of his baggage at the airport discovered the products.
An evaluation exposed 13 empty M16 publications, 8 empty AK-47 publications and one empty Claymore anti-personnel mine case. They were purchased in Vietnam.
Pol Maj Gen Surachet stated Mr Hiranu got here in Bangkok from Vietnam on April 25 and had actually remained in Pattaya till Wednesday. He was meaning to go back to Tokyo on a Thai AirAsia X flight when stopped at the airport.
Mr Hirano resides in Saitama prefecture and is a collector of old weapons parts, and stated he did not understand Thai law prohibited bring them onboard an airplane, Pol Maj Gen Surachet stated.
Cops bomb professionals were employed to take a look at the taken products stated there were no bullets or explosive matter in any of them and they positioned no risk.
Mr Hirano was required to Don Muang police headquarters where he dealt with 3 charges – unlawfully bringing guns into the nation, trying to bring explosive gadgets on board an airplane and prohibited belongings of guns.
The 3 charges bring an optimum charge of life jail time and/or fine of 80,000 baht if condemned by a court.
The empty attack rifle publications and claymore mine case discovered in Japanese traveler Takeru Hirano’s luggageat Don Mueang airport on Wednesday. (Image by Wassayos Ngamkham)