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Spanish terror suspect arrested in Britain

PUBLISHED: November 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm  •  LAST EDITED: November 18, 2012 at 11:24 am
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Spanish terror suspect arrested in Britain

• Raul Angel Fuentes Villota


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A SPANISH terror suspect who has spent 17 years on the run has been arrested in Britain.

The Spanish Interior Ministry confirmed that Raul Angel Fuentes Villota, an alleged member of Basque terrorist group Eta, has been detained in Liverpool.

Villota, originally from Bilbao, has been wanted since 1995 and is believed to be linked to several murders in Spain.

The Spaniard was jailed in 1991 for attempting to plant a bomb on a police officer’s car.

After serving four years in prison, Villota failed to appear in court, sparking a warrant for his arrest.

“Merseyside Police has arrested a 56-year-old Spanish national who was wanted in connection with historic terrorism offences in Spain in 1991.

“”He has been detained and Merseyside Police is liaising with the Spanish Embassy in relation to his extradition,” said a police spokesman.

A statement from the Interior Ministry said the suspect has been living in the UK with false documents and was ‘waiting for instructions’ from the Eta.

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J Molitor

November 19th, 2012 2:47 pm

IF this “terror suspect” is handled by UK authorities, similar to other “aledged UK terrorists”, we’d see: him living in a 2MM GBP flat in Chelsea (more if his family requested more space), paid unemployment, child and housing and NHS benefits, all his legal and Court costs paid by taxpayers – (Est. about 3MM GBP for 6 years in Court) Appeals costs paid for numerous Hearings at the EU Court of Justice/Human Rights, another .5MM GBP for further appeals at the Highest UK Courts… and IF he lost, he’d cause UK Taxpayers a further .2MM GBP cost for private, business class transportation for himself and 2 Security Guards. And the benevolent UK accepts this.
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