facebook
twitter
search
search

Police shut down terror cell in Barcelona

Dec. 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM

BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Barcelona, Spain, arrested seven people and shut down a cell officials said supplied documents to al-Qaida, Spain's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

A similar operation in Thailand resulted in three arrests, Spanish officials said in a release.

The ministry said cell members stole documents and sent them to Thailand, where they were forged and passed along to terrorist groups with ties to al-Qaida.

In the Barcelona operation, police seized documents and equipment, including passports, a computer, computer hard drives and memory cards, cell phones and a variety of currency.

Police in Spain and Thailand have been working together for 18 months investigating the operation, the ministry said.

The ministry said shutting down the cell weakened al-Qaida's counterfeiting operations.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea blasts arrival of U.S. submarine in South Korean port
Putin reassures PM Alexis Tsipras after 'no' referendum vote in Greece
South Korea rescues 5 North Korean sailors
U.S. lottery lowers portion of cash allocated to jackpot prize
F-16, Cessna planes collide midair in South Carolina, killing two