Leaders of far-Left terrorist group arrested
9 June 2006, BARCELONA — Police have arrested three leading figures of a far-left terrorist group GRAPO.
9 June 2006
BARCELONA — Police have arrested three leading figures of a far-left terrorist group GRAPO.
Juan García Martín was detained in a flat in Reus, near Tarragona, along with his girlfriend Carmen Cayetano Navarro and María Aránzazu Díaz Villar.
García is regarded as the leader of the group which started in the 1970s.
GRAPO has carried out a bloody campaign, murdering business leaders, police, politicians and other authority figures.
García is linked by police to a shoot-out with police in Zaragoza last February in which a businesswoman, Ana Isabel Herrero, was killed and her husband was injured.
He was also said to be involved in a bank raid in Castellón, northeastern Spain in March, in which the manager of the branch was injured.
During the raids on Friday morning, the Civil Guard discovered a considerable amount of cash, material with which to falsify documents and three laptops.
Civil Guard sources said the arrests had prevented future attacks which were already being prepared in order to finance the group.
Martín was arrested 30 years ago and condemned to 100 years in jail for a series of murders, including that of the then director general of prisons, Jesús Haddad.
His wife was arrested in París in October last year.
García Martín was accused of terrorist offences in 2004 while on the run.
In February, police detained another member of the group in Bilbao, Israel Torralba.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news