BANGKOK, 24 January 2012 (NNT) – Deputy National Police Commissioner-General Pansiri Prapawat said police have discovered where the recently-arrested suspect of terrorism had purchased the containers for explosive materials.
According to Pol. Gen. Pansiri, the investigative officers have been able to pinpoint the place from which Mr. Atris Hussein, Lebanese terrorist suspect, purchased the supplies for containing explosive substances. If Mr. Hussein is identified as the buyer, the police would immediately lay another legal charge against him.
The suspect was arrested a day after the U.S. embassy had issued a terrorist alert in Bangkok. He was found in possession of ammonia nitrate and urea during the police raid and has been charged with violation of the Arms Control Act.
Pol. Gen. Pansiri added that further investigation on the case will be needed to verify if all witnesses and evidence point to the same suspect. The Deputy Police Chief assured that more details can be expected within this week as Mr. Hussein is being interrogated over his connections with Hezbollah, a Shi’a Muslim militant group and political party based in Lebanon.
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