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Nationwide crime crackdown before Songkran

About 5,000 criminal and drug suspects have been rounded up by police of First Region Provincial Police Bureau since March 31 as part of the police’s nationwide crime crackdown ahead of the Songkran festival.

Police also seized 100 illegal firearms, 500,000 methamphitamine tablets and other drugs during the same period.

Pol Lt-Gen Charnthep Sesavech, commissioner of First Region Provincial Police Bureau, said that the nationwide crime crackdown was meant to weed out illegal elements to ensure public safety during the Songkran festival.

He said he had instructed his men to ensure public safety at venues where there are celebrations and other entertainment activities during Songkran festival and, at the same time, urge revelers to comply with the law when travelling or while celebrating.

Thai PBS

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