Mexico deports two ETA fugitives to Spain

17th February 2014, Comments 0 comments

Mexican authorities have deported to Spain two suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA who are accused of being part of a unit that killed 18 people.

The pair, a man and a woman who have been on the run from the authorities for over two decades, were detained in the Pacific tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta by Mexican police on Sunday.

The interior ministry said late Sunday Juan Jesus Narvaez Goni and Itziar Alberdi were put on a commercial flight to Spain.

The two were caught with fake identification papers during an immigration check, the ministry said.

Narvaez Goni and Alberdi joined an ETA unit in 1990 that was charged with carrying out attacks on Spain's Mediterranean coast ahead of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, according to Spain's interior ministry.

The ministry said the unit carried out several attacks with explosives and firearms that left 18 people dead.

© 2014 AFP

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