Man Arrested for Discharging Improvised Firearms

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Improvised firearms recovered by police (Photo: Vientiane Capital Public Security).

A man was arrested last week for discharging an unauthorized firearm in Sikhottabong District, Vientiane Capital.

According to a report by Vientiane Security News, police arrested the man after he fired an improvised firearm into the air, frightening nearby residents.

The 37-year-old, identified as Mr. Phanoulack, is a resident in Nongniew Village, Sikhottabong District, Vientiane Capital.

Police in Nongniew say they were called to the scene after the man fired his improvised weapon into the sky.

After apprehending him, police found four more improvised guns at his residence.

Mr. Phanoulack admitted to authorities that he had fired into the air near his home to test his weapon.

“I made the improvised guns on my own to use for hunting in the forested areas nearby,” he admitted.

Authorities have encouraged residents of Vientiane Capital to contact police if they witness any criminal behavior.  A WhatsApp number, 020 2889 9774, is available at all times.