Alleged ammunition theft from naval base prompts stern response from Thai Navy

In the face of theft allegations, the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has exerted tactical measures to address the claims linked to a big disappearance of ammunition from a naval base. The accusations are centred on an officer, who once held the place of chief petty officer second class and was entrusted with the supervision of the arsenal located at the Sattahip Naval Base of Chon Buri province. Following an unauthorized absence since July 5, the officer’s destiny was sealed by the navy who determined to dismiss him.
Navy Spokesman, Adm Pokkrong Monthatphalin, made it clear that the navy is dealing with the situation with a stern hand and will not hesitate to provoke disciplinary and authorized proceedings towards the accused. To make certain the charged officer faces trial, the navy plans to advocate his termination to the Defence Ministry and search his arrest warrant from the navy court. However, Downloadable of the officer remains underneath wraps, according to the RTN spokesperson.
During an investigation carried out on the residence of the suspect on July 19, authorities uncovered stolen cartridges, serving as concrete proof of the officer’s illicit actions. The haul of stolen ammunition includes tens of hundreds of M855 and M856 bullets designed for 5.56mm rifles, in addition to hundreds of rounds suited to 40mm grenade launchers.
Adm Pokkrong indicated that the monetary transactions linked to the thefts recommend a sample of illicit actions prolonged over a substantial timeframe. Furthermore, the suspect deliberately severed all modes of communication which suggests that he could additionally be concealing his whereabouts throughout the nationwide jurisdiction..

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