Mega Operation in Thanagain
Hollander wanted to smuggle two kilos of explosives into Switzerland
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against a 51-year-old Dutch man who was picked up with two kilograms of explosives from the Thiangen border crossing in early November 2021. There is no evidence of terrorist act. The target was clearly an ATM.
There will be a large-scale operation at Customs in Thyangen SH in November 2021.
A massive police operation will be carried out in Thyengen SH in early November 2021. Entire border crossings have been closed, special forces are on duty round the clock. Reason: Explosive alarm.
As the federal prosecutor announced Monday, officers found four packages with nearly two kilograms of explosives in the car. The officers also found a geassafus, bolt cutters, balaclavas, petrol cans and fake license plates.
The car was being driven by a Dutchman (51). He was arrested immediately.
man in custody
The federal prosecutor charged the man with making, concealing and passing on explosives and toxic gases, as announced Monday. Other charges include violation of the Explosives Act and the Road Traffic Act.
The Dutchman is in custody. According to the federal prosecutor’s office, there was no evidence of a terrorist-motivated act: “This still applies today.”
According to the indictment, the suspect wanted to hand over the explosives to an unidentified person in Switzerland, along with other items seized in the car. The man knew that the vehicle he was driving had packages in his bag. At least he assumed it was explosive.
He is also said to have known that explosives should have been used for further crimes. It is feared that the items taken were used to blow up the ATM.
Along with the bill of impeachment, the federal prosecutor’s office has also applied for preventive detention for the accused in the Responsible Mandatory Measures Court. The presumption of innocence applies to the accused till the final verdict is reached, the statement said. (GIS/SDA)