A combined force of several hundred soldiers and police raided 30 suspected targets which are houses of influential figures and their relatives in the northern province of Uthai Thani under the policy of the government to root out crimes and mafia style activities.
Dozens of firearms and ammunition were seized in the widespread raids.
Seized included threevbullet-proof vests, 31 firearms, 128 rounds of assorted ammunition, and four bullet clips.
They were seized from local administration official, village headman, and former members of parliament of Pheu Thai party.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)