Spanish police say they’ve arrested 5 suspects believed to be a part of a jihadist group that sought to recruit others to its trigger and was making an attempt to amass weapons
BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish police stated Wednesday they arrested 5 suspects — 4 in Barcelona and one in Madrid — believed to be a part of a jihadist group that sought to recruit others to its trigger and was making an attempt to amass weapons.
Police stated anti-terrorism officers determined to detain the group upon studying that one member was attempting to buy a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Raids found machetes and ammunition, police stated.
Police stated the alleged chief of the group is a person often known as “Sheikh” who had been arrested in Turkey in 2016 when he had tried to affix the Islamic State extremist group. He entered Spain in March and allegedly started recruiting and indoctrinating others to his trigger, police stated.
This was the second a part of the police operation “ARBAC” that led to the arrest of three Algerian nationals in Barcelona in January.
Throughout that first a part of the operation, police grew to become conscious of “Sheikh” when investigators confirmed that there was an individual in Algeria who tried to assist group members enter Spain with out being detected by Spanish safety forces.
The operation counted on the help from Spain’s intelligence companies, the FBI, Europol and the safety forces of Algeria.