Retired, single and "pro-Russian" official: this is the person detained in Miranda de Ebro for the letter bombs

The neighborhood of La Charca in the Burgos municipality of Miranda de Ebro has been in revolution since early in the morning, when the National Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the letter bombs sent, among others, to the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and to the Embassy of Ukraine.

However, few have references to the detainee, with a profile that is highly surprising: a 74-year-old retiree, a former official of the Vitoria City Council, single, childless and, according to some neighbors, “pro-Russian, and a bit weird.” Although the man was a resident of the area, close to the train station, few bars and businesses near Calle Clavel number 2, where he was arrested, knew him. “He led a discreet life and with few social relationships,” say the few who know about him. A large police deployment that has stunned this town of more than 35,000 inhabitants.

The Provincial Information Brigade of Madrid, in collaboration with the Tedax and the Scientific Police, have been in charge of the arrest and subsequent search of the residence in Miranda de Ebro of this 74-year-old man, whose identity is unknown at the moment. . In addition, it is expected that in the next few hours he will give a statement before the Central Court of Instruction number 4 of the National Court, which is investigating the case.

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The six letters sent were sent to the Embassy of the United States and Ukraine in Madrid, to the Instalaza company in Zaragoza, to the EU Satellite Center at the Torrejón de Ardoz Base, to Monlcoa and to the Ministry of Defence.

The alarm went off on November 24, when the first of the letter bombs was detected, which was directed directly against the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez. All these packages kept the same characteristics: same calligraphy and color and sent through the Post Office. In addition, all of them also had an explosive substance.

After the first investigations, the National Police managed to identify that the packages had been sent by the same person. Days later, on December 3, the actions of the State Security Corps and Forces located the origin of the shipment in the province of Valladolid.

Unfortunately, a man was injured in one of these shipments, specifically a security guard from the Embassy of Ukraine. The worker opened the envelope and fortunately threw it away when he noticed the device, which exploded two meters away, slightly perforating his hand. Judicial sources stressed that if he had done it while the envelope was in his possession, the consequences could have been unforeseeable.

It should be noted that all the shipments were destined for the capital of Spain, Madrid, with the exception of one, which was directed to the Zaragoza Instalaza factory, in charge of the production of the rocket launchers that the Armed Forces of our country sent to the troops of Ukraine.

Similarly, a few days ago, The New York Times published that the United States Government suspected that the origin of these bomb letters could have been sent by a person framed within a white supremacist group based in Russia.

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J. A. Allen

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