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Boys charged with armed robbery of kratom leaves

Four of the five arrested youths arrive at Buri Ram Juvenile and Family Court on Monday morning. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)

BURI RAM: Five boys have been charged with armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms after a roadside shop was robbed of 2 kilogrammes of kratom leaves in Nang Rong district.

About 4pm on Friday, five youths with two home-made guns robbed a shop selling kratom leaves beside Highway 24 (Chok Chai – Det Udom), opposite the Nang Rong Municipal office.

One of the robbers fired a threatening shot into the air while others grabbed two bags each containing a kilogramme of kratom leaves. They fled on two motorcycles. The shop owner filed a complaint with Nang Rong police.

Five suspects, aged 13-16 years, were…

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