'Bomb trafficker' faces jail for Madrid attacks

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1 December 2004, MADRID-The prosecutor in charge of the investigation into Spain's worst terrorist attack has called for a Spaniard to remain in custody for allegedly collaborating with Islamic radicals behind the bombing.

1 December 2004

MADRID-The prosecutor in charge of the investigation into Spain's worst terrorist attack has called for a Spaniard to remain in custody for allegedly collaborating with Islamic radicals behind the bombing.

Olga Sanchez, prosecutor for Spain's supreme court, the Audiencia Nacional, called for a prison sentence for Antonio Toro, the ex-miner who was said to have supplied the explosives which the bombers used in the attacks in which 191 people were killed.

The judge, who is hearing the case against Toro, will not take a decision until Thursday.

Toro is not standing trial, but is appearing for the seventh time in relation with the Madrid terrorist attacks.

He has been held in prison since 14 October for drugs offences unrelated the terrorist atrocity.

Toro is the brother-in-law of another ex – miner Jose Emilio Suarez Trashorras, who has been in custody since March for supplying the Goma 2 explosives used in the attacks.

Toro is implicated in supplying explosives because he allegedly told an undercover  police agent, according to a tapped conversation in 2001, about the traffic of Goma 2 from mines in the northern province of Asturias.

Toro and Trashorras were allegedly looking for people who knew how to set off bombs using mobile phones – the way the Madrid bombers used to detonate the 10 devices which blew up four commuter trains.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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