According to antiterrorist sources, British security forces have detained Kemen Uranga in London. Urange, from Ondarroa, has been on the run since 2000.
Kemen Uranga was arrested in London. Photo: EFE
Suspected ETA member Kemen Uranga Artola has been arrested in London as part of a joint investigation between Scotland Yard and the National Police Force of Spain.
43-year-old Uranga, originally from Ondarroa, has been on the run since 2000 followed the disbandment of the “Bizkaia commando” to which he allegedly belonged.
Kemen Uranga Artola, 43, was arrested in Kentish Town, north London, on Wednesday and was scheduled to later appear at a court hearing.
Police said that Artola, who was included on a US treasury list of designated terrorists in 2002, is wanted by Spain in connection with acts that include the 2001 assassination of magistrate José María Lidón in Bilbao. His location in the British capital followed a joint operation between Spanish National Police and Scotland Yard.
This latest arrests brings the total number of ETA detentions - since the group announced the cessation of armed activity - to 24. The last arrest made was Iñaki Imaz, who was detained this month in Ipparalde (French Basque Country).Over the last few months, police in the UK have made three arrests of suspected ETA members: Antonio Troitiño and Ignacio Lerín were both arrested in London on June 29th this year. Beñat Atorrasagasti was detained in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 13th.