Atorrasagasti allegedly joined ETA in 1996 as a courier whose mission was to facilitate border crossings for ETA members and material between Spain and France.
Beñat Atorrasagasti. Photo: EFE
Spain's Interior Ministry says a suspected member of the armed Basque group ETA has been arrested in Scotland.
The 36-year-old man was taken into custody in Edinburgh by Scottish police, with the assistance of Spanish officers. The ministry said Saturday that Beñat Atorrasagasti Ordoñez was arrested late Friday.
Atorrasagasti allegedly joined ETA in 1996 as a courier whose mission was to facilitate border crossings for ETA members and material between Spain and France. Two suspected ETA members were arrested in London on June 29.
ETA is blamed for killing more than 825 people in a campaign for an independent Basque state. It is classified as a terrorist organization by Spain, the U.S. and the European Union but repeated waves of arrests in recent years have decimated it as an organization.