Managing-director of Italian-Thai receives prison sentence for illegal possession of rifle

On Tuesday, Thailand’s Appeals Court sentenced Premchai Karnasut, the president of Italian-Thai Development Corp, to six months in jail for possessing a rifle without permission.

According to local reports, the court charged Premchai under the Firearms and Ammunition Act 1947 for possession of a rifle in his villa in Bangkok.

The crime is punishable with imprisonment for a year under the Firearms Act, Section 7, 72.

However, since the accused pleaded guilty, the sentence was reduced to six months in prison without parole.

Premchai claimed the rifle belonged to his father and remained in the house after his death, but the court considered it contrary to the plea of confession and didn’t accept it for further consideration.

The court granted bail on a 200,000 baht guarantee as he planned to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court.

Premchai’s attorneys are currently applying for bail which is in the process of approval.

Premchai was convicted of trying to bribe park rangers at the Thungyai Naraesuan Wildlife Sanctuary in February 2018.

Earlier on July 29, 2020, the appeal court upheld the one-year prison sentence imposed for attempted bribery by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases. Premchai was later released by the court on 500,000 baht bail.

Advertisement -


Phuket Governor was not informed of Chinese arrivals in Phuket next week

The Phuket Governor said on Wednesday that he had not been officially informed about the first group...
Advertisement -
Advertisement -

Latest article

SET resumes pre-Covid short-selling rules, leading to more volatility

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), on Thursday, has returned to a normal 30 per cent ceiling-floor and short-selling rules from the...

Opinion: If Thaksin’s son-in-law becomes leader then Pheu Thai will have failed to evolve, again

Thailand’s largest opposition party Pheu Thai is due to select a new leader on Thursday with many tipping THaksin Shinawatra’s son-in-law Nuttaphong...

Thaksin’s son-in-law tipped to be the next leader of Pheu Thai Party

Nuttaphong Kunakornwong, the son-in-law of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is tipped to be the next leader of Pheu Thai, sources inside the...

Miss Universe Thailand favorite Cheraim Chayathanus disqualified for spying

Miss Universe Thailand 2020 (MUT) favorite Chayathanus ‘Cheraim’ Saradatta has been disqualified from the race after it was revealed that her manager...

Economy to contract by 8.5 per cent in second half with new tourist arrivals not helping

The Thai economy has “slightly” improved in August, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) said on Wednesday.The improvement was...