A Thai woman wanted in connection with Ratchaprasong bomb blast nabbed

A Thai woman who was wanted by the police for alleged involvement in the fatal bomb explosion at the Ratchaprasong intersection on August 17, 2015 has been arrested by immigration police at Suvarnabhumi international airport when she returned to Thailand from abroad.

The suspect, Mrs Wanna or Maisaroh Suansan, and her Turkish husband, Emrah Davutoglu, were wanted by the Thai police for alleged involvement in the bomb blast which took place inside the Erawan shrine, killing 20 people and injuring 123 others – most of the foreign tourists.

Two Chinese ethnic Uighur men, identified as Adem Karadag and Mierali Yusufu, have been arrested and currently on trial at the Bangkok Military Court.

Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul, the national deputy police chief, said the Immigration Bureau had received a tipoff that Mrs Wanna would return to Thailand at the Suvarnabhumi airport at around noon today (Nov 22) and immigration officials at the airport were alerted to watch out for her.

Mrs Wanna was immediately booked when she checked in at the immigration checkpoint and then escorted to the Royal Thai Police for questioning under the supervision of Pol Gen Srivara.

Mrs Wanna and her Turkish husband allegedly arranged for a rented house in Min Buri for the Uighur bombers.  They escaped to Turkey after the bombing incident.

The police had issued warrants for the arrest of 17 suspects who include some Thais.  Only two Uighur men were arrested.