#THAILAND : #Police to #melt #down #confiscated #firearms

The Royal Thai Police will melt down more than 34,350 firearms, mostly home-made handguns, confiscated since Year 2000 to 2014 at the furnace of Bangkok Steel in South Samrong of Samut Prakarn province on Tuesday.
Of the firearms to be melted down, more than 20,000 are handguns, and the rest are rifles, shotguns, and M 16 and AK 47 assault rifles.

These firearms were linked to court cases which were concluded in the years 2000 to 2014.

All the firearms were transported on six six-wheel trucks to the steel mill under guards by commando police.

Chairing the ceremony to melt down the firearms at 2 p.m. Tuesday is acting commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Pol Gen Watcharapol Prasarnratchakij.

The ceremony, will be televised live.

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