Thai Students Detained at Pakistani Airport for 'Carrying Firearms'

File photo of government spokesperson Maj.Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

BANGKOK — Five Thai students are in police custody in Pakistan for attempting to smuggle firearms and ammunition on to a plane headed for Bangkok, a Thai government spokesperson said.

According to Maj.Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the five students were detained by security officers at Lahore Airport while they were boarding the plane on 8 June. 

"The airport staff discovered firearms and ammunition, which are forbidden from carrying onboard aircrafts," Maj.Gen. Sansern said, without giving further details. 

He said Thai diplomats are already in contact with the students.

"All of the students are safe and healthy under the custody of Pakistani officials," he said. "[We] respect the laws that are in place in each country, but at the same time, we insist the detainees be given fair deliberation of their cases in accordance with the laws." 

UPDATE: Police Visit Home of Student Arrested in Pakistani Airport

 
 

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