Teen attempted to buy explosives on dim web

Gurtej RandhawaImage copyright
NAtional Crime Agency

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Randhawa was arrested after a NCA transposed his dictated package with a manikin device

A teen has been convicted of perplexing to import explosives from a dark web with vigilant to discredit life.

Gurtej Singh Randhawa, from Wolverhampton, attempted to buy a vehicle-borne makeshift bomb device, that would be sent to him.

The 19-year aged was arrested in May 2017 after a National Crime Agency (NCA) transposed a package with a manikin device before it was delivered.

He was found guilty on Tuesday after a hearing during Birmingham Crown Court.

Randhawa, of Grove Lane, Tettenhall, who had formerly pleaded guilty to attempting to import explosives, was remanded in control and is due to be condemned on 12 January.

He was convicted of maliciously possessing an bomb piece with vigilant to discredit life or means critical injury.

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Two women, aged 45 and 18, were also arrested during a same time though were expelled though charge.

Tim Gregory, from a NCA’s armed operations unit, said: “The bomb device Randhawa sought to squeeze online had a intensity to means critical repairs and kill many people if he had been successful in regulating it.

“He was not concerned in an organized crime organisation or related to terrorism, though is clearly an particular who poses a poignant risk to a community.”