Thai Policeman to stand trial for trafficking M-79s

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The public prosecutors on Wednesday filed a criminal suit charging Police Sergeant Parinya Maneekot for illegal possession with the intent to trafficking of 62 40mm grenades produced for M-79 grenade launchers.

Parinya, of the Kukot police station in Pathum Thani, was arrested on April 28 last year at a checkpoint near Don Mueang Airport on Phaholyothin Road.

At the time of arrest, he was riding a motorcycle and trying to avoid the check in a suspicious manner. The subsequent search found the grenades for M-79. His arrest coincided with riots involving the red shirts at National Monument.

The Nation

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