Bangkok Airport Denies Security Slip
A gun was reported to be found in a carry-on bag
- By Matt Holden
- Jun 26, 2015
Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok’s former police chief who was arrested in Tokyo with a loaded gun in his luggage.
According to a report, Lt Gen Comronwit Thoopgrajank was arrested at Narita International Airport with a handgun containing five bullets in his check-in luggage. Comronwit said he had forgotten the gun was in his suitcase.
“The findings can confirm that no guns or ammunition were found” in the carry-ons or on the retired officer himself, said Suvarnabhumi Airport General Manager Sirote Duangratana. He said a printout of a security report from his checked-in baggage “showed that it was cleared and the luggage did not have any hazardous material.”
“Our system meets the standards that are being used worldwide,” said Sirote, adding that Comronwit was not given any special treatment. High-ranking police officers in Thailand are customarily given VIP treatment.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.