A teenager bought explosives off the dark web in a plot to kill his parents because they ‘didn’t like his girlfriend’.
Tim Gregory, from the NCA’s Armed Operations Unit, said: ‘The explosive device Randhawa sought to purchase online had the potential to cause serious damage and kill many people if he had been successful in using it.
Randhawa pleaded guilty to attempting to import explosives and in November, he was found guilty of maliciously possessing an explosive substance with intent to cause serious injury.
Fearing his parents would try to end the relationship, the teen hatched a plot to save losing his girlfriend.
The National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit arrested him after seeing him test the device.
A court heard Randhawa was planning to murder his parents after his mum discovered he was in a relationship with a girl she disapproved of.