Poland Arrests Iraqi Man for Possession of Explosives

AP, July 25, 2016

Law enforcement officials in central Poland said Monday that a 48-year-old Iraqi man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives.

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Beata Marczak, spokeswoman for prosecutors in Lodz said that “small amounts of explosives, not sufficient to make an explosion” were found on the man. He could face up to eight years in prison if convicted on charges of illegal possession of explosives.

The man was questioned in English and put under two months’ arrest, but there were “no grounds for allegations of terrorism,” Marczak said.

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Lodz court spokesman Pawel Urbaniak earlier Monday said that the man’s identity is being investigated as he had “very basic” documents on him. The man has no permanent address in Poland.

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