Updated 10 May: The three men arrested on suspicion of recruiting, assisting and financing terrorism have been transferred today to Madrid while the investigation proceeds. The three are alleged to have used their high-level position in the local mosque in San Isidro, as well as their managerial role in a local internet cafe, to influence and then radicalize a fellow Moroccan, and then send him to join jihadi group Al Nusra in Syria. Today’s transfer to Madrid is being made by a Policía Nacional flight from TFN La Laguna and the three will appear in Court tomorrow morning.
Original post 7 May: Spain’s Interior Minister (Home Secretary) Juan Ignacio Zoido has announced this morning that the police have arrested three Moroccan men in San Isidro, Granadilla, on suspicion of recruiting, assisting and financing terrorism. Not least in the alleged offences of the three, aged 27, 35 and 37, is the radicalization of a fellow 35-year-old Moroccan who was then sent to Syria to join the jihadi group Al Nusra, says Minister Zoido. More to follow, I’m sure.