Pattaya, February 12, 2012 [PDN]: Pol.Lt.Col. Pongrapee Loysai-or, Banglamung police station and Pol.Snr.Sgt.Maj. Chatchai Rakkwamshorp arrested Mr. Kai “Moski” Koski, age, 58 Finnish citizen in possession of a Czech CZ 75d, automatic 9 mm pistol, five cartridges and a leather holster. No registration, no license.
Mr. Koski was arrested in beer-bar named “Barbie” in 209/22 Soi Khaotalo, M10, Banglamung, Chonburi. The police could arrest the suspect because a good citizen in the beer-bar saw a foreigner with tattooed arms carrying a gun.
After the police was notified they went straight to the beer-bar and found Mr. Kai “Moski” Koski. The police conducted a body search and found the pistol which was confiscated as evidence. Mr. Kai “Moski” Koski said that he had bought the weapon from a Thai man, the owner a tattoo studio in North Pattaya. He had paid 50,000 THB for the Czech 9 mm pistol. He said that he needed it for self-protection but had no intention to hurt anyone or make any trouble. Mr.Koski was charged illegal possession of a fire arm and openly carrying a weapon in a public place. A formal investigation will follow.