For fish bombs, of course. He wanted to catch a lot of fish. “Indonesia: Malaysian arrested with 7,000 detonators,” from AKI, October 21 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Jakarta, 21 Oct. (AKI/Jakarta Post) – South Sulawesi police have arrested a Malaysian national for carrying 7,000 detonators as he arrived at the Pare-pare seaport from Nunukan in East Kalimantan.
Pare-pare police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Pratama said on Thursday that the police had been questioning the suspect since arresting him on Monday.
The police, however, have not found evidence the detonators would be supplied to terrorists operating in the country.
Pratama said the Malaysian had wrapped the explosive materials in dozens of sacks he carried aboard a passenger ship connecting the town near the border with Malaysia and the South Sulawesi town.
During questioning he said he brought the explosives into Pare-pare for local fishermen, who would then use the materials to assemble fish bombs.
The police also found a fake Indonesian ID card, which identifies MN as a resident of the South Sulawesi regency of Bone. The man said he obtained the ID card from his relative in Bone.
Why a fake ID card, if he was just selling fish bombs?