Scottish police arrest ETA suspect in Edinburgh
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says a suspected member of Basque separatist 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 Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez 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.
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