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Phuket home raided for bomb-making materials

PHUKET: Police and Phuket-based soldiers have raided a house on Phuket’s west coast acting on information that bomb-making materials were being kept at the home.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 01:21PM


The officers arrived at the home, in Moo 2 Cherng Talay, on Sunday (April 29) with an EOD bomb-disposal team as a precaution and began their search at about 5pm.

Hidden in a corner of the property obscured by heavy jungle the officers found several gallons of ammonium nitrate in four separate containers.

Ammonium nitrate is a common agricultural fertiliser but also can be used as a deadly explosive agent,.

The team also found eight bundles of non-electric detonators with wiring, as well as several bags of unsuspicious soil.

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Police said the raid was conducted acting on information provided to authorities but would not disclose how the information was obtained.

None of the residents in the home were present when the raid was conducted, and police did not disclose whether any of the people staying in the home were suspected of any terror-related activities.

However, at the home officers also found a parcel addressed to a “Mr Lert, Engineer” with a contact phone number, which police traced to a “Lt Yutthana Chitchonlathan”. Police did not disclose whether “Lt Yutthana” was a police officer or enlisted with a branch of the military.

Police confirmed they were continuing their investigation.

 

 

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moskito | 02 May 2018 - 09:18:33

very nice to let us all know. Should we be less concerned now? 
I mean if there is material like that and may be a plan to  bomb something IN Phuket, they may be will try it again? So may be the police should let the public know about this when the people behind it are in jail :/ 
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hope they catch this   ..... fill in blanks! 

BenPendejo | 01 May 2018 - 18:53:18

Good catch...no matter where in the world, there is always some malcontent up to no good.

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