Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spain: 9 arrested over 2016 Brussels airport attack.

(Barcelona) Nine men were arrested and 12 properties raided in Barcelona in an operation against Islamist militants believed to be linked to last year's attack on Brussels airport. The nine arrested were Moroccan apart from one Spaniard and were aged between 30 and 40, most already had criminal records related to organised crime such as drug trafficking. Police said they started tracking the gang as a result of a tip-off from a member of the public. The tip-off was an anonymous call to police from a member of the public concerned about drug trafficking.

The arrests come a day after Spanish police arrested an Egyptian man on terrorist charges.