A 29 year old Israeli has been arrested at the Phuket International Airport after being found with ammunition in his bags.
The man is named as Gal Schmuel Farjun in The Phuket News.
Objects that appeared to be “bullet-like objects” were found inside the man’s luggage.
Sakoo Police, who service the Phuket International Airport, were called to the airport around 12.30pm on Wednesday. Mr Farjun arrived on a domestic flight and conformed to police that the ammunition was his.
When police searched the man’s suitcase they found 55 rounds of ammunition.
He was taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of ammunition. Police will be investigating how the man was able to board a domestic flight after going through security at his origin airport.
Thailand is ranked at #15 among countries with the “highest numbers of gun-related deaths” worldwide and 2nd in south east Asia, after the Philippines.
Thailand has the highest gun possession in south east Asia because guns are easy to purchase legally or illegally. Among 10,342,000 guns recorded in Thailand in 2017, 6,221,180 were legally registered and the rest were illegal.