A pad was the gateway to Spain of the Algerian Man that the National Police places at the front of the Yihadist cell settled in Barcelona who prepared an imminent attack. The group leader - known as Sheikh (Sheikh) - arrived in Cayuco at the Andalusian coasts at the end of last March and from there he moved to Catalonia, according to sources of research, and chose Barcelona as a base of operations.
Sheikh, according to the same sources, left in his country a generous criminal record that rested on active indoctrination that, among other crimes, is attributed to him in Spain. In addition, he was arrested in 2016 in Turkey when he was trying to enter a zone of conflict to join the Terrorist Organization Daesh.
The National Police disrupted the plans of the cell after an operation that was precipitated by having knowledge the agents of the General Commissaría of Information that one of its members finalized the purchase of a Kalashnikov. The four men who integrated the group, arrested in the city Condal and Madrid, are already in prison.
During this first phase of the operation, baptized as Arbac, the researchers proved that detainees had the help of a man who, from Algeria, coordinated the security measures of newcomers to Spain to prevent security services from detecting them from . It was Sheikh, which then became a preferred piece of research. The police officers no longer stopped following their movements.
At the end of last March they detected their entry into Spain via Patera. The agents found that the group leader installed in Barcelona, as they had made the predecessors of it. The control of its activity in the Catalan capital revealed that it had surrounded a group of young criminals of Algerian nationality that was organized in an organized robbery. Since his arrival in Spain, the police found that several of them showed high signs of radicalization.
The agents found the linking of Sheikh with the Daesh since 2016, when he was arrested in Turkey. Once released, as they verified, he toured several countries such as Malaysia, Tanzania and Algeria, where he continued to carry out capture work for the organization.
On the device that led to arrests, agents registered three houses and a cell in a Catalan prison. At the address of the cell leader, three machetes (60, 57 and 51 centimeters) and some 70 cartridges were found. The four detainees are charged for belonging to terrorist organization and self-admitting.Updated Date: 14 October 2021, 21:08