Bangkok bombing suspect, Adem Karadag. AFP/Royal Thai Police
A key suspect in last month's deadly Bangkok blast traveled through Vietnam to a neighboring country before entering Thailand, AFP reported.
Adem Karadag, one of two suspects arrested in connection with the August 17 attack, said he traveled through Vietnam to a neighboring country where he then paid for transportation, AFP quoted Thai police chief Somyot Poompunmuang as saying.
It is not clear which neighboring country that was.
The suspect was detained at a flat in eastern Bangkok late last month.
Thai police say he was found in possession of bomb-making paraphernalia and dozens of fake Turkish passports.
Karadag's role has not been explained by police, who say they now know more about how he came to be in Thailand.
Karadag bribed US$600 to cross into Thailand, according to Thai police, without revealing the identity of the official who took the bribe.
Major general Tran Gia Cuong, chief of the Ministry of Public Security’s External Affairs Department, told news website VietNamNet that no foreign police agencies have contacted Vietnamese police to seek information about the case.