A courier service company in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district have reported finding grenades and ammunition bound for Myanmar.The boxes were labelled to be delivered to Tachileik in Myanmar
Mae Sai Police said they were alerted about the suspicious packages by the company’s staff after finding that the four boxes were unusually heavy.
Inside the boxes, officials found ammunition and explosives wrapped in newspaper. All the boxes were sent by the same person with the same mobile phone number in Chonburi province. The recipient’s address was in the Tachileik town in Myanmar.
Police tracked down the persons who had dropped the boxes off to the courier company and arrested 30 year old Man. Police also arrested a man who was a local resident of Mae Sai. He was the driver of the van that carried the boxes.
Both suspects reportedly said they were hired by another person to drop the packages and said they had no knowledge of the contents in the boxes.
Chiang Rai Police and Third Army officials are said to be gathering evidence to track down the recipient. The two suspects were initially charged with possessing unregistered ammunition and explosives.