Police in Spain arrest 5 suspected of financing terrorists
Civil Guards arrested five Algerian men early Tuesday in northern Spain on suspicion of providing logistical and financial support for Islamic terrorist activities, Spain’s interior ministry said.
The suspects, aged 36 to 49, allegedly supported “terrorist groups that operate in the Algerian area of the Maghreb, specifically for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” a ministry statement said.
They also had suspected links to Islamic militants in Italy, France and Switzerland.
Some 150 Civil Guards took part in the operation, making nearly simultaneous arrests and conducting searches of homes and premises linked to the suspects in two towns of northern Guipuzcoa province and two others in neighboring Navarra province, the statement said.