Police raid houses of influential figures in Uthai Thani

Police commando and military personnel seized several weapons and ammunition in a coordinated pre-dawn raid of the houses of two influential local officials in Uthai Thani province.

Armed with search warrants issued by virtue of Section 44 of the interim constitution, the joint police and military force raided the house of 67-year old Suparb Kwosatja, a former Pheu Thai MP, in Tambon Nam Rob, Larn Sak district of Uthai Thani.

Suparb was suspected of involvement in the gun attack of a hi-lo gambling den on February 3 in which three gamblers were shot dead and one injured. The main target of the attack, a kamnan inspector, narrowly escaped death however. But Suparb denied any involvement.

The force seized two hand guns, one shot gun and several ammunition from the house for examination.

A separate police and military force raided the house of 60-year old Narongsak Kwosatja, mayor of Nam Rob TAO, also in Tambon Nam Rob. Several hand guns and rifles and ammunition were seized.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)