Thai police confirm arrest of 2 Hezbollah suspectsBy Digital Content | 18 เม.ย. 2557 09:10 | 1451 views | View Comment
BANGKOK, April 18 – Thai police on Thursday confirmed the arrest of two suspected members of the Islamic militant Hezbollah organization at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.
Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Worapong Chewpreecha said the two suspects were nabbed on Wednesday after Thai authorities were tipped off by the Israeli government, as well as security officials and Special Branch police who have monitored their movements.
A third man eluded arrest.
There was no indication that the men were planning terrorism in Thailand and it could not be confirmed if the Thailand group comprises more than three members, he said.
Gen Worapong said that while the group did not aim at attacking Thai people, he could not confirm if Israeli nationals in the Thai kingdom were targeted.
The suspects will be deported from Thailand after interrogation, Gen Worapong said.
National Police chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew said he has received a report on the arrest of the men and that further police investigation was underway.
Two suspects were identified as Youssef Ayad, a Filipino, and Daoud Farhad, a Lebanese national. Still at large is the third suspect, identified as Bilal Bahsoun, also Lebanese.
Hezbollah is a Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party based in Lebanon. (MCOT online news)