Two neo-Nazis are arrested in Spain for selling drugs to buy weapons for a future ‘race war’


Two neo-Nazis are arrested in Spain for selling drugs to buy weapons for a future ‘race war’

  • Neo-Nazis have been arrested for selling drugs to buy weapons for a ‘race war’ 
  • Spanish police found messages made by the suspects praising Brenton Tarrant
  • The men appeared in court in Lleida in Catalonia and were released on bail 

Two neo-Nazis have been arrested for selling drugs to buy weapons for a future ‘race war’ following an investigation in Spain that has been ongoing for more than a year. 

The men, who were unnamed, intended to buy weapons and create ‘isolated white supremacist groups’, Spanish police said.

Officers discovered a Nazi flag and other white supremacist symbols during a raid.

The men appeared in court in Lleida in Catalonia (file image) to face charges of race hate crimes, possession of arms and explosives, support for racist terrorism and offences against public health

Police also found messages made by the suspects on social media that praised Brenton Tarrant, an Australian who shot dead 51 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019.

‘In messages on the internet, they expressed the intention to get arms and prepare what they called a race war with the intention to carry out some form of attack,’ a police statement said.

The men appeared in court in Lleida in Catalonia to face charges of race hate crimes, possession of arms and explosives, support for racist terrorism and offences against public health. They were released on bail.

The arrests were carried out in Ronda in Andalusia and Pamplona in northwestern Spain on Dec. 10, police said.

The investigation begun in September 2019 following two other arrests made in Lleida in Catalonia. 

Police also found messages made by the suspects on social media that praised Brenton Tarrant, an Australian who shot dead 51 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019  (pictured is Al-Noor Mosque, Christchurch)

Police also found messages made by the suspects on social media that praised Brenton Tarrant, an Australian who shot dead 51 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019  (pictured is Al-Noor Mosque, Christchurch) 

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