The police dismantle a Yihadist cell that finalized the purchase of a Kalashnikov to commit an attack

The National Police has disrupted a Yihadist group who, according to sources of research, planned to execute imminent attacks in Spain. The agents have stoppe

The police dismantle a Yihadist cell that finalized the purchase of a Kalashnikov to commit an attack

The National Police has disrupted a Yihadist group who, according to sources of research, planned to execute imminent attacks in Spain. The agents have stopped five people, four in Barcelona and one more in Madrid, in an investigation of the national audience.

The group was led by a man who called Sheikh, "who was already arrested in 2016 in Turkey when he tried to enter a zone of conflict to join the Daesh terrorist organization, have required police sources.

The operation, carried out by the General Commissariat of Information and the Provincial Information Brigade of Barcelona, has been developed under the direction of the Central Court of Instruction Number 6 and the Coordination of the Prosecutor's Office of the National Audience. He has also counted with the support of the Provincial Information Brigade of Girona, the National Intelligence Center -Cni-, the Federal Bureau of Research (FBI) of the United States, the Europol Police Agency and the Algeria Safety Services.

Agents specialized in the fight against terrorism detected that one of the group members would be carrying out efforts for the acquisition of a Kalashnikov rifle, so it was decided to carry out the operation. In the records made, several machetes have been located, among other things, in addition to some seventy cartridges.

The investigation began the past Christmas, when the agents detected the entry into Spain of a presumed member of Daesh. After several arrangements, he was arrested last January along with two acolytes in Barcelona.

During this first phase of the "Arbac" operation, the researchers proved that the arrested were the help of a subject who, from Algeria, coordinated the security measures of the newcomers to Spain so as not be detected by security services. That individual researches called Sheikh, "with what was considered the benchmark of the group investigated.

The control of its activity in the Catalan capital revealed that it had surrounded a group of young Algerian delinquents who were organized in an organized robbery. Since his arrival he was found that several of them showed high signs of radicalization.

During the exploitation of this operation, it has been taken to the registration of three homes and a cell in a Catalan prison. At the address of the cell leader, three machetes (60, 57 and 51 centimeters) and about seventy cartridges were found.

Updated Date: 14 October 2021, 22:35

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