Agents of the National Police have arrested in Pamplona a young man aligned with the postulates of DAESH who possessed hundreds of manuals for the production of explosives for terrorist self-training in an operation coordinated by the Prosecutor's Office of the National Court and directed by the Central Court of Instruction number 1 of the National Court, which has ordered his entry into provisional prison.
The detainee is a 19-year-old Moroccan young man who shared a flat with another person, according to investigation sources. He is accused of his alleged participation in terrorist collaboration crimes, which included indoctrination, recruitment and recruitment.
The operation, which has been developed jointly by the General Information Commission and the Provincial Information Brigade of Pamplona, has had the collaboration of the Provincial Information Brigade of Almería, the National Intelligence Center (CNI), the Direction Générale of the Surveillance du Territoire (DGST) of Morocco and the EUROPOL agency, as reported by the National Police in a statement.
The agents in charge of the investigation have highlighted the detainee's ability to lead a double life: while he trained himself and indoctrinated himself through the Internet, his public life developed within normality, going completely unnoticed.
The investigation began in mid-2022 when experts in the fight against terrorism detected an individual aligned with the tenets of DAESH who was disseminating, through his social networks, radical and violent jihadist material that encouraged committing crimes. terrorist actions.
Particularly relevant was the oath of fidelity to the current Caliph of the terrorist organization, Abu Hafs Al-hashimi Al-Qurashi, thus acknowledging his membership in the terrorist organization, aligning himself with its objectives and carrying out activities in favor of it.
The agents verified that the detainee had, during the time the investigation lasted, "massive and frenetic virtual activity in accordance with his jihadist ideology." In this way, he searched, consumed and subsequently disseminated to other users thousands of multimedia files of a radical nature, containing executions, murders or exaltations of leaders.
During the investigation, it was detected that he operated on different social networks, participating in a large number of jihadist groups. Among them, the most representative was the one called by the detainee as "everything channel", because it was a repository where thousands of files prepared by official DAESH production companies were available.
In addition, the detainee maintained various contacts through his social networks with members of DAESH located in the conflict zone, with whom he planned to become a mujahidin, according to the National Police.
The detainee not only applied strict virtual security measures to avoid being detected by police services, but also instructed other like-minded people, warning them of the importance of compliance. To do this, specific cybersecurity manuals were used.
Based on these elements, in the early hours of last Wednesday the corresponding police device was launched, carrying out, in addition to the arrest of the subject, a home search where the agents seized, among other things, numerous computer equipment.
Especially significant for the investigation was the location of hundreds of manuals for terrorist self-training, such as making explosives, detonators, poisons, tips for hiding terrorist activity on the Internet, carrying out secure financial transactions, using and handling all types of weapons. , recruitment and acquisition of new combatants, among others.
This Friday morning the arrested person was placed at the disposal of the Central Investigative Court number 1 of the National Court, whose owner has ordered his entry into prison.