A journalist has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, when he was found to be in possession of body armour as he tried to board a flight bound for Iraq.
Anthony Cheng, 46, had both a gas mask and a bullet proof vest, which are classified as “military weapons” under Thai law, which means you must possess the required licence before you are permitted to own such items.
Those who break the law, can face up to five years in Jail.
Bail was set at 100,000 baht.
Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was on his way to Mosul, where Iraqi forces are fighting to retake the city from the Islamic State group.
It does seem strange that you can purchase a sword or giant serrated edged knife and from a street vendor or market stall, which is designed to cause death or serious injury but you cannot legally own something that could save your life.
Source : Khaosodenglish
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