Today's raid also uncovered 600 small explosives used in demolition work. Police plan on finding out which cult members have licenses to handle explosives and questioning them on Aum's suspected manufacture of guns.
A memo strongly critical of an ex-cult member who was allegedly kidnapped and confined by the cult was found to have Asahara's name printed at the end of it. According to the daily Yomiuri this discovery "intensifies police suspicion that Asahara was deeply involved in the confinement of the former member."
Day 27: April 17 -- Police Find Ammo Clips
The Daily Yomiuri quoted unnamed specialists as saying that the equipment found in the Satian No. 7 building could be used to produce 10 liters of liquid sarin at a time.
Day 28: April 18 -- Top Aum Leaders Sought
Kumamoto public prosecutors asked that bail be suspended for Kiyohide Hayakawa an Aum leader who has been indicted for violation of the National Land Utilization Law, but whose whereabouts are unknown. Police claim that Aum Shinri Kyo did not complete the proper paperwork when the sect built a training center in 1990. The sect's lawyer Yoshinobu Aoyama has been indicted on the same charge.
As yet, no arrests have been made in connection to the March 20th sarin poisoning.
Day 29: April 19 -- Aum's No. 2 Man Captured
Investigators revealed that in the spring of 1993, Aum began to procure machinery that could be used to manufacture automatic weapons. Thirty metal working machines were confiscated, but no firearms have been discovered, and police have not revealed what the machines have been used for over the past two years.
Day 30: April 20 -- Guilt by Association Official Policy
Prime Minister Murayama publicly stated today that he believed that the arrests and detention of Aum leaders on minor parking and traffic violations are proper.
Police have not been able to identify the gas used in yesterday's attack in Yokohama station, nor find traces of it. From the symptoms of the victims, they suspect it was a chloric gas.
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