Bangkok’s Bomb Suspect Part of People-Smuggling Gang

Bangkok’s Bomb Suspect Part of People-Smuggling Gang
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:35:21

Thailand’s Army Chief on Sunday said that the man arrested in connection with last week’s deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating and hides intelligence, AFP reports.

National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said on Sunday the suspect was part of a people-smuggling gang who helped illegal migrants obtain counterfeit documents, and the bomb attack was in response to a recent crackdown by Thai authorities.

Investigators say he was found with bomb-making equipment and multiple passports.

"The interrogation is not making progress because the suspect is not really giving useful information," Thai army chief General Udomdej Sitabutr told AFP.

"We have to conduct further interrogations and make him better understand so he will be more cooperative — while we have to be careful not to violate the suspect's rights," he added.

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