UPDATE on Seven suspected militants arrested in Spain (February 7)
SPANISH Police have released new images and stated on March 4 that the confiscation of the uniforms was ´´enough to equip an entire army´´. The clothes were trying to be passed off as second-hand apparel in an effort to fool customs.
Discovered in three shipping containers, the military uniforms, were found in the ports of Valencia and Alicante last month, as officers uncovered an operation to smuggle arms to jihadist terrorists.
National Police said in a statement: “With the roughly 20,000 military uniforms and accessories, it would have been possible to equip an entire army which would be ready to enter into combat in any of the battlegrounds which jihadist terrorist organisations have round the world.”
Seven people were arrested, one of which was a man whose job it was to dispatch “military material, money, electronic and transmission material, firearms and precursors for making explosives” to Syria and Iraq via a company.
The smuggling operation shipped out the goods to the terrorist groups in the middle-east under the guise of humanitarian aid.
This comes as a partial ceasefire in Syria entered its seventh day.