national police This Wednesday in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos) a 74-year-old man has been arrested as an alleged criminal Six cards with pyrotechnic materials Received in various institutions last November and December. those letters arrived La Moncloa, Ministry of Defense and various embassiesamong others. operationCoordinated by Court No. 4 of the National Court, still open.
The only suspect according to police and legal sources, agents from the General Information Police Station arrested PGP in the middle of the road at 10:00 am. prisoner is one Retired former civil servant of Victoria City Council,
After that, the agents went to his house, located on Clavel de Miranda de Ebro Street, in the La Charca neighborhood, where Search with detainee’s presence And it went on until just before 4:30 p.m. On the basis of this record the agents have seized voluminous documents He has taken out in several boxes.
Before being transferred to the Canillas police station in Madrid, Police is taking the youth to the medical center For health professionals to review your health status.
home Minister, Fernando Grande Marlascahas congratulated agents of the National Police for the “success” of the operation, although did not reveal whether further arrests could be made and said the findings were “not expected” and that “the investigation should be allowed to continue”.
Marlasca made these statements after participating in an act of the Civil Guard in Vitoria: “All these incidents had the same ‘modus operandi’, but let’s not make premature guesses or jump to targets.” The minister also expressed satisfaction over the state security forces being “absolutely professional and clearly effective”.
Active in network and with technical and computer knowledge
The investigation, which the National Police describes as complex and laborious, and which has affected several provinces in Spain, has been able to determine All shipments of the six letters were made from the city of Burgos.,
However, although it is believed that the detainee alone created and sent the artworks, the National Police does not deny the involvement or influence of other people In fact, as the body’s general directorate told Efe. Police defines the arrested person as a person who is very active in social networks and has technical and computer knowledge.
At the same time, legal sources have also told Efe that Proceedings are kept confidential Used to locate the suspect for security, but not the main piece in which arrest warrants and searches of addresses have been issued.
The same sources state that, in principle, the crimes he is charged with are terrorism While waiting to determine his motivation, A crime against higher institutions of the state and others Sports injuries For minor injuries suffered by an employee at the Ukrainian Embassy.
Letters with possible relation to Spain’s position on the war in Ukraine
last On 24 November, an envelope containing explosive material addressed to Pedro Sánchez, the President of the Government, was discovered., which was sent by ordinary post. The services of the Security Department of the Presidency of the Government detected the letter in acts of screening and filtering of correspondence.
Five other letters are similar because of their characteristics and content that they have received Embassy of Ukraine and Embassy of the United States of America in MadridBy Installation company in ZaragozaFor him European Union Satellite Center Torrejon Air Base is located by and Ministry of Defence, The explosion of one of the devices injured a security guard of the Ukrainian embassy.
On 3 January, the judge of the National Court probing the sending of this series of explosive letters agreed to open a new line of investigation into the matter upon completion of a series of investigations of a technical nature. The government told that the letter could be With regard to the position of Spain in relation to the war in Ukraine. Precisely, police sources have confirmed that the operation to arrest the alleged author of the letter bomb was dubbed ‘Operation Convert’, which means “turn” in Ukrainian.