A Swedish citizen of Lebanese origin on Tuesday denied links to the Hezbollah movement during his trial on charges of breaking Thailand's weapons laws.
More than 200 police raided a three-storey building in Samut Sakhon province after Atris Hussein, a Swedish citizen of Lebanese origin, was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Jan 12, 2012. Four thousand of urea-based fertiliser and 290 litres of ammonium nitrate were found in the building. (File photo by Tawatchai Khemgumnerd)
Atris Hussein, 48, was arrested on Jan 12 of last year at Suvarnabhumi airport as he was about to leave for Lebanon. Police had found large amounts of ammonium nitrate and urea-based fertiliser at two properties he was renting in Samut Sakhon province, and the US embassy had just issued an alert of a possible bombing plot in Thailand.
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