7 People Arrested In Spain For ‘Supplying Arms To ISIS’ Disguised As Humanitarian Aid (Video)
Seven people have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of supplying weapons and bomb-making equipment to ISIS leaders in Syria and Iraq.
Six men were held during dawn raids today in Alicante, Valencia and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta, with a seventh person was arrested later in the morning.
Spain’s acting Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said they were believed to be part of a jihadist group that sent the weapons in shipping containers, disguised as humanitarian aid.
Police described the material, which also included cash, and electronics equipment,, as ‘essential’ to the sustainment of the activities of the two terrorist groups they are accused of supplying; ISIS and al-Qaeda-affiliated organisation Jabhat al-Nusra.
Four of those being held are Spanish but of Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan origin. The other two, Spanish residents, are Syrian and Moroccan.
A spokesman for Spain’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement: ‘The head of the cell directed a network of firms which enabled him to send the logistical material in sealed containers from Spanish ports to the terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq without raising suspicion.
‘These regular supplies directly benefited the continuity and strengthening of terrorist structures in Syria and Iraq.’ More