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Thai police arrest British journalist for possessing armor

Post by hhfarang » Tue May 30, 2017 8:41 pm

"BANGKOK — Thai police arrested a British journalist at a Bangkok airport on Tuesday and charged him with arms possession for attempting to carry protective gear onto a flight to war-torn Iraq.

Anthony Cheng, 46, was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for possessing a gas mask and a bullet-proof vest without a license, said police Lt. Col. Somchai Maneerat, adding that the items are classified as military weapons under Thai law.

Under Thai law, a license is needed to possess body armor. Violating the law carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was on his way to Mosul, where Iraqi forces are fighting to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

He was released on bail of 100,000 baht ($3,000), Somchai said. ..."

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Re: Thai police arrest British journalist for possessing armor

Post by PeteC » Wed May 31, 2017 2:57 am

There are days when a gas mask should be standard kit in your car when visiting Bangkok and Chiang Mai. :wink: Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thai police arrest British journalist for possessing armor

Post by oakdale160 » Wed May 31, 2017 8:38 am

He works for the Chinese official(Govt owned) network. Be careful little Thai guys, you are playing with the big boys.

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