More suspects detained in Samui car bomb case


BANGKOK, 24 April 2015 – 6 suspects believed to have been involved in the car bomb on Koh Samui are now in police custody.

Internal Security Operation Region 4 Spokesperson Colonel Pramote Prom-in has ruled out the possibility that the car used in the bomb attack at Central Festival Samui was from the Deep South.

Two of those in police custody have been arrested under the emergency decree whereas the rest of them have been detained under martial law. According to the ISOC Region 4 Spokesperson, it has yet to be concluded what the motive behind the bombing was.

Meanwhile, Central Investigation Bureau Commander Police Lieutenant General Thitirat Nongharnpitak said the evidence suggested that those involved in the Deep South violence could have had a role in the car bomb.

However, he refused to provide further information as to who else might have been behind the explosion as it would affect the ongoing investigation.