Spaniard arrested for selling Madrid massacre explosives

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24 June 2004, MADRID – Police investigating the Madrid terrorist bombings arrested an ex-miner Thursday in the Canary Islands.

24 June 2004

MADRID – Police investigating the Madrid terrorist bombings arrested an ex-miner Thursday in the Canary Islands.

Spaniard Antonio Ivan Reiss Palacio, nicknamed 'Jimmy', was detained in Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria.

Sources close to the investigation said that it was understood the suspect was linked to the gang in northern Spain who were thought to have supplied explosives to the Islamic terrorists.

The suspect was being taken to Madrid for questioning. His house has been sealed off and was being searched.

Eight people were arrested in Asturias in northern Spain last week in connection  with allegedly stealing explosives from a mine and selling them to the Islamic extremists behind the bombings.

Three have already been released.

One Spaniard has already been charged with causing the deaths of the 192 people who were killed in the attacks on 11 March and supplying the Goma 2 explosives.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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