Thai students arrested for selling weapons on Facebook

Bangkok, Feb 26 (IANS) Two university students were arrested in Thailand’s capital Bangkok for selling weapons on social media website Facebook, the media reported on Friday.

Sanit Mahathavorn, acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said the arrests followed a complaint that a woman and her boyfriend were selling guns and ammunition on Facebook, The Bangkok Post reported.

A police investigation led to the arrest of the couple Damrong Ounruen and Pitcha-orn Phaetyanont, both 21, in Krathumrai area of Nong Chok district.

Police seized 38 items from them — including handguns and more than 200 rounds of .38 and 9mm bullets.

Damrong turned himself in and said the seized items belonged to him. He admitted that he had sold bullets and weapons on Facebook and delivered them by parcel service since the last three months.

The couple face charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

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