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Operation smashes ETA’s extortion network

Police in Spain and France have delivered a decisive blow against ETA, arresting 12 members of its extortion network. The twelve suspects had spent the past 20 years extracting what they called a “revolutionary tax” from terrified victims. Among those arrested was one of the founders of ETA, Julen de Madariaga, and its financial chief, Ángel Iturbe Abásolo. Two investigative judges, the Spaniard Fernando Grande-Marlaska and the Frenchman Laurence Le Vert Levert, led the investigation. Full Story

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