Spanish police made ten arrests in operation against terrorist funding
The Spanish National Police force on Tuesday made 10 arrests in a major operation against a network dedicated to financing jihadist terrorist groups in Syria, the Spanish Interior Ministry has confirmed.
The ministry informs that 350 agents participated in the operation which was carried out with the aid of Europol in Madrid, Valencia (east Spain) and Toledo.
Those arrested have been charged with belonging to a criminal organization, collaboration with a terrorist organization, money laundering, tax evasion, producing false documents and promoting illegal immigration.
The operation also saw police carry out searches in 14 different buildings, eight private homes and six offices.
The leaders of the network are described as a “family clan”, according to the press communique published by the ministry.
The money obtained by this fraud was then sent to Syria to finance operations of the terrorist organization al-Qaida in Idib, which some members of the Spain-based clan are thought to be members of.