Just EUR 40,000 — cost of the Madrid masscare
13 May 2005, MADRID — Bombers who killed 191 people in a series of explosions on Madrid commuter trains in March last year spent just over EUR 40,000 on the attacks.
13 May 2005
MADRID — Bombers who killed 191 people in a series of explosions on Madrid commuter trains in March last year spent just over EUR 40,000 on the attacks.
Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, quoting investigators working on the case,
said carrying out the bombing had cost the plotters EUR 41,146.
The sum included buying the explosives used to blow up the trains and transporting them to Madrid after they were acquired from a disused mine in the northern region of Asturias.
It also included renting accommodation and buying the mobile phones used to set the bombs off by remote control.
Investigators have estimated the bombers also had a further EUR 52,295 in
cash in reserve for their operation.
A total of 25 people, most of them Moroccan, are in Spanish custody in connection with the attack, though none has been charged to date.
In November, a Spanish teenager was given six years in youth detention for
helping to transport the explosives.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news