Bangkok bombing suspects moved to capital for further investigations

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-14 22:02:46|Editor: xuxin
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BANGKOK, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Royal Thai Police confirmed on Wednesday that they had detained two suspects, Wildon Maha and Luai Sae-ngae, from the southern province of Narathiwat.

The two suspects are currently detained in separate Bangkok police stations after they were flown to Bangkok from the southern province of Yala on Tuesday.

Local media reported that in addition to Wildon and Luai, police believe that more than 10 people were involved in the spate of bombing and arson attacks which, they said, were carefully planned and executed.

Five sets of clothing were found on Aug. 2 in the backpacks of the two suspects and were used to make identification difficult.

The two arrested suspects were charged with criminal association, making, possessing and using explosive devices and attempted murder.

The Thai Crime Suppression Division (CSD) on Wednesday told media that the CSD is preparing to take over the case from the metropolitan police to investigate into the suspects' motives and to verify if terrorism was involved.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan earlier had linked the bombings with the southern insurgency.