PM vows purge on weapons smuggling

Stricter measures must be implemented to crack down on weapons smuggling and be applied to all involved, whether they be military personnel or not, says Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has told investigators to identify the mastermind behind a weapons trafficking operation, smuggling arms from Thailand to Myanmar, his deputy Gen Udomdej Sitabutr said Tuesday. Army chief Chalermchai Sittisart also vowed to take stern action against 12 servicemen allegedly involved in a weapons smuggling racket. Two arrests involving military servicemen and the smuggling of weapons and ammunition occurred last week. 

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