Bangkok blast suspect hired to make bombs

Bangkok: The latest suspect caught in connection with the deadly Bangkok shrine blast has admitted to assembling the bomb before handing it to a yellow-shirted suspect who subsequently planted the device at the location, the media reported on Monday.

Yusufu Mieraili, 25, was detained in Sa Kaeo province on September 1, the Bangkok Post reported.

A police source said Mieraili said during interrogation that he was hired by his boss to buy chemicals. After that he used them to make the bomb at his room in Bangkok’s Nong Chok district.

The source said Mieraili did not province any further information about his boss.

Mieraili also said that after he finished making the bomb on August 17, he travelled to Hua Lamphong railway station and handed the bomb to the yellow-shirted suspect who later planted the device at the Erawan shrine which exploded and killed 20 people and injured over 150 others.

Investigators said Mieraili was also seen on camera at the site of the bombing with the yellow-shirted man who police believe placed the explosives.