Spain picks up a suspected jihadist from the Netherlands

Spain picks up a suspected jihadist from the Netherlands

At the request of the Dutch justice is in the Spanish Figueras, a 31-year-old Moroccan held that Dutch paper has and tires would have terreurbeweging Islamic State (IS).

Spanish media reported Saturday that the suspect from Turkey to Spain was travelled. The arrest Friday is the result of cooperation of intelligence services of several countries.

Thanks to the local police station of Figueras, he is traced, reported the newspaper La Vanguardia. He has been arrested because of the fear that he after his return from Turkey in Europe is an attack wanted to commit.

The man, who lived in Rotterdam, by the Dutch justice, accused of participating in a terrorist organization.

The Public prosecution service (OM) suspects that he is to Iraq or Syria wanted to go to to join. That is probably not successful, which he returned.


Antiterreurdiensten in Spain, the man labeled as extremely radical and dangerous, reports news agency EFE on the basis of sources. It is according to them it is unclear why the man to Spain and not to the Netherlands.

The Spanish ministry of Internal Affairs examines the extent to which the defendant is radicalised, what ties he may have had in Europe and what his purpose was.

In Spain, since 2015 181 terrorist suspects arrested. In that year the threat level in the country increased to 4 of 5, after terreurbewegingen Spain, by name, had mentioned as a goal in social media.

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