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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

YouTuber Arrested for Selling Illegal Firearms Online in Samut Prakan

He had sold about 70 firearms in total.

On February 26th, 2021, police in Samut Prakan announced the arrest of Mr. Rattaphon Khaijek, 27 years old, in connection with running a YouTube account where he advertised and sold illegal firearms. The YouTube account will be linked in the “Sources” section below. It had 22.1 thousand subscribers at the time of this article publication.

The suspect was arrested with a variety of firearms, which included:

  • 13 .22 long rifles
  • 1 .38 caliber
  • 1 .8mm caliber
  • 1 12 gauge shotgun
  • 2 silencers
  • 43 long rifle magazines
  • and various ammo

The investigation started with a tip from an online source. Mr. Khaijek ran the YouTube account “ไอร์ ดิน” where he sold .22 caliber Thai style rifles. He would showcase their production, assembly, and testing them. The YouTube channel was in operation for several months.

Mr. Khaijek confessed that he had manufactured the rifles from wood behind his home. The YouTube channel advertised for interested parties to contact him through Line and Facebook.

Mr. Khaijek worked as a security guard at a factory in Samut Prakan. He manufactured the rifles and sold them for extra income. He would fetch about 10,000 to 30,000 baht and had sold about 70 of them.

He is being charged with possession of firearms and ammo without permission.

His last video that was uploaded to his channel:

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My take: The man had fine craftsmanship, to be fair. A pity that his creative skill couldn’t be channeled into something that wouldn’t land him in the clink.

Source: https://www.khaosod.co.th/crime/news_6033170

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uQl17xfxe0m9Z5aHIiCVA/videos

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