April 24, 2024

Pro N.Korea friendship group leader arrested in Spain: Media

Arrest does not appear linked to N.Korea activities

Alejandro Cao de Benós, leader of pro-North Korea group the Korea Friendship Association (KFA), has been arrested on arms trafficking offenses in the Spanish town of Tarragona, near Barcelona, local news agency Europa Press said on Tuesday.

The arrest, led by Spain's Civil Guard, was part of a wider operation related to the trafficking of modified weapons, a sting that led to a total of ten arrests throughout the country.

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