Fugitive terrorist arrested at airport
National Police officers, in collaboration with Interpol, arrested a member of the terrorist gang ETA at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid-Barajas Airport under an outstanding bench warrant when he came off a plane from Bogota in Colombia.
Luis Miguel I.D tried to enter Spain using a Mexican passport, where he had lived since 1980 and became a national citizen in 1987. He was subject to a European Arrest Warrant issued in March 2015 by Central Investigation Court number 6 of the National High Court.
The detainee, known in the gang as “Torero” or “Tontxu”, was responsible for various serious terrorist actions, attacks resulting in murder and the placement of explosives leaving many injured.
“The operation, under the authority of the General Commissariat for Intelligence, in collaboration with Interpol, is an example of international police cooperation in the fight against terrorism and against the impunity of members of the terrorist gang ETA who fled beyond our borders,” said a spokesman for the Spanish Governmeny.