Media: in Spain detained 11 Ukrainian seamen for the supply of drugs and weapons to the jihadists

Eleven natives of Ukraine, the team members of the cargo ship Marti N., which under the flag of Panama was released on 23 September in the Spanish port of Almeria in the direction of Libya, are under investigation in a Spanish prison.

This was announced on Tuesday, October 11, at a press conference in Madrid, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Civil guard Javier Rogero, reports DW.

According to him, «Ukrainians are involved in the activities of the network», which has been supplying arms and drugs to terrorists in Iraq and Libya.

On the question of whether Ukrainians jihadists, the Colonel replied that according to the investigation data, «they are not and were hired by the network only for transporting Moroccan hashish — about 20 tons — Libyan terrorists.» In the future a drug were to be implemented in European countries, and the money — to go including the needs of the Jihad.

The ship Marti N. was captured by special forces of the Civil guard in the Western Mediterranean. The exact date the officer refused to name. For participation in the drug trade, the sailors face up to 10 years in prison. However, according to Roher, the period may increase, «if the court will take into account such aggravating circumstance, as the cooperation with the terrorists.» Although it is possible that «those arrested might not know who was supposed to receive the cargo,» said Roher.

The arrest of Ukrainians was held in the framework of a large-scale police operation, which involved, apart from Spain, France, Italy and Greece. Task — to destroy the supply and the financing of terrorists.

During operations carried out since the beginning of 2015, in the waters of the Mediterranean, was captured five ships with hashish and weapons.

We will remind, earlier in France arrested 10 Ukrainian sailors. They are suspected of smuggling drugs from Colombia.

Media: in Spain detained 11 Ukrainian seamen for the supply of drugs and weapons to the jihadists 12.10.2016

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