2 suspected Thai bomb attackers repatriated from Cambodia to Thailand

15:57, July 05, 2010      

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A Thai man and woman suspected to have masterminded the bomb blast at the coalition Bhumjaithai Party on June 22 were repatriated to Thailand from Cambodia on Monday, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

The two are Mr Kobchai Boonplod and Ms Warisriya Boonsom arrived at capital Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport at 11.15 a.m., local time.

The Bangkok Post's website reported that Kobchai, 41, and Warisriya, 42, were arrested by Cambodian authorities in Siem Reap in Northwest Cambodia on Saturday. They were then handed over to the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh.

Though there was no request from the Thai government, the Cambodian government decided to arrest and repatriate them to Thailand since they "committed terrorist acts," according to the Cambodian Foreign Ministry.

They have been taken into custody by Pol Lt-General Aswin Kwanmuang, an assistant police chief, and Pol Maj-General Panya Mamen, deputy chief of the Central Investigation Bureau, amid tight security provided by commando police.

The two would be taken to acting national police chief Pol General Pateep Tanprasert at the Royal Thai Police Office for preliminary questioning, Pol Lt-General Aswin said.

They would later be handed over to the Justice Ministry's Department of Special Investigation (DSI), he said.

The two would be handed over to the DSI on Monday afternoon and would be detained for interrogation, DSI chief Tharit Pengdit said.

On Tuesday the DSI would take them to the Criminal Court, and seek approval for an extension of their detention.

Source: Xinhua


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