Ahmad Jawadi Asad, a 38-year-old man in Nässjö, was arrested on July 18, suspected of preparing for serious destruction, has, according to Italian anti-terrorist police, been trying to buy 400 kilograms of fertilizer on the internet. The fertilizer can be used to produce bombs.
It was the Italian police who notified the Swedish authorities about the man, which led to the police, in cooperation with Säpo, arresting him on July 18.
The man was detained three days later by Eksjö District Court, suspected of probable reasons. Prosecutor Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström did not want to comment exactly what the 38-year-old was suspected of, due to confidentiality during ongoing investigations.
– It’s a serious crime. More than that, we can not say, said Karl Melin, Press Officer at Säpo.
The man (originally from Iran) came to Sweden from Syria in 2004, and has Swedish and Afghan citizenship. He moved to Nässjö in February this year.
The man has denied crimes through his lawyer.