The investigation of the letters with bullets from the Madrid campaign stalls because there are no traces of the authors

Only traces of people who subsequently touched the sent material have been found

Pablo Iglesias assured that he was going to report the threats received in a letter to the courts.EFE

The fingerprint and DNA analysis carried out on the letters with bullets sent to public offices during the recent electoral campaign to the Community of Madrid has not allowed the investigators to advance to follow the author’s trail of these threats, since the fingerprints belong to people who manipulated the envelopes from their reception at the Post Office, according to police sources confirmed to Europa Press.

The investigation focuses mainly on the first three letters sent, in this order, to the general director of the Civil Guard, Mara Gmez, at the headquarters of the Armed Institute and two others sent to the Ministry of the Interior: one to the holder of this portfolio, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and another to the former vice president and candidate of United We Can in the Madrid elections, Pablo Iglesias.

Although there are elements that can be disturbing, such as using a ruler to hinder the analysis of the handwriting or the alleged use of gloves to avoid leaving traces of fingerprints, experts lower the alert for the security risk bearing in mind that these are generic threats.

However, they acknowledge that at least in the last three years, with Fernando Grande-Marlaska in the Ministry of the Interior, no such threats have been registered with envelopes that kept bullets of different caliber inside.

The Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Prez, alluded in a TV interview days before the 4-M electoral campaign ended to the discovery of fingerprints and DNA in the first three letters. Bullets manufactured from the 1980s were also analyzed, although specialists have not found a line to inquire from the perspective of ballistics analysis as they are ammunition already in disuse and that may belong to collectors.

POSSIBLE IMITATION EFFECT

The sources differentiate these first three letters in which a ruler was used to try to prevent the calligraphic analysis of the others. It is about threats in envelopes seized on April 21 and 22, when complaints were filed by Mara Gmez and Marlaska and, a day later, by Pablo Iglesias.

They value that in the others, sent to Minister Reyes Maroto with a knife or to the former president Jos Luis Rodrguez Zapatero, there may be a “copycat effect”.

There are no elements to rule out hypotheses about the author or authors of these threats, including other envelopes with bullets sent to the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Daz Ayuso, and again to Pablo Iglesias, in this case they have already been intercepted by the Post Office services in Sant Cugat (Barcelona) and Vallecas (Madrid), respectively.

This second letter to Pablo Iglesias was sent to the General Directorate of the Civil Guard. According to ‘El Confidencial’ and confirmed sources of the investigation, the threat included a request for money as blackmail by the author of the same so as not to reveal the alleged involvement of Juan Carlos Monedero, one of the founders of United We Can, in sending the these threats.

A CAMPAIGN MARKED BY THREAT

The Ministry of the Interior reinforced the security of the candidates who were in the middle of the electoral campaign in Madrid, which turned towards the supposed threat of people linked to the extreme right. The aforementioned sources insist that there are no clues about the author and that, in any case, they consider it evident that there was a failure in the security protocols that must ensure the parcel sent from the Post Office to the official headquarters of the ministries.

There are also sources that question the publicity that was given to these threatening letters, mainly by the former leader of United We Can, Pablo Iglesias, who uploaded a photo to his Twitter account showing the bullets while asking for the vote to vote. “defend democracy”, and Reyes Maroto, who posed with his complaint processed at the police station of the Congress of Deputies.

Precisely the letter to Reyes Maroto, who was part of the economic team of the socialist candidate, Ángel Gabilondo, in the event that he won the 4-M elections, led to the identification of the sole author of the sequence of threats: a neighbor of El Escorial with mental health problems who recognized the sending of many other letters for a long time. Unlike the others, ls registered her name with the return address.


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