Teenager claims bomb thief supplied terrorists with parts
17 June 2004
MADRID – A teenager arrested in connection with the Madrid massacre has claimed the ex–miner accused of supplying the explosives also supplied bomb parts, it was reported Thursday.
The 16-year-old was arrested this week as part of an operation in which eight people were detained in connection with the supply of the explosives to the Islamic terrorists who carried out the attacks.
The Spanish daily El Mundo claimed the teenager, who is nicknamed ‘The Gypsy’, told investigators that Emilio Suárez Trashorras also gave the terrorists bomb parts.
Trashorras, who has been charged with supplying explosives, was also said to have been a police informer.
He was accused of stealing the Goma 2 explosives from a mine in Asturias in northern Spain and supplying it to the Islamic extremists who planted the bombs.
The attacks killed 192 people and injured more than 1,500 others, who were travelling on four rush-hour trains in Madrid on 11 March.
The teenager was detained on the orders of a judge Wednesday for three months.
Trashorras’ wife, Carmen Toro, her brother Antonio Toro, Iván Granados; Raúl González and Emilio Llano were also detained on the orders of the judge.
They were all accused of playing a part in supplying the explosives to the terrorists.
Two others were released.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news