The Civil Guard detained EMC, 32 years old, resident in La Laguna (Tenerife) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, by order of the National Court, for a crime of terrorism, as this body assessed the dangerousness of his permanence in a situation of freedom , due to his previous jihadist affiliation and the multitude of other crimes that revealed this threat. After being made available, the judicial authority ordered his admission to prison. This is the same person who in February 2019 was arrested in a house in the Los Andenes neighborhood in the middle of a device that was followed by various media.
In an investigation carried out by the Civil Guard in 2017, he was arrested more than a year later for terrorist self-indoctrination. As a result of the aforementioned work of the Armed Institute, on February 18, EMC was sentenced by the First Section of the National Criminal Court to two years and two days in prison.
This person, between the years 2017 and 2019, experienced a prototypical jihadist radicalization. He was fascinated by the violence deployed by terrorist organizations with an expansive territorial agenda, such as Al Qaeda and Daesh, which had led him, according to the investigation, to become a Mujahideen, as shown by conducting a series of experiments with explosive substances intended to produce a viable device. The detainee stood out for systematically exploiting his jihadist radicalism to inflict degrading treatment on his partners, being convicted of crimes of gender violence. After being brought to justice, EMC was admitted to the Tenerife II penitentiary.
In mid-February 2019, the investigators went to a house located in the upper part of Los Andenes, in the municipality of La Laguna, with the aim of exploiting the so-called Barber operation. A few days later, said individual was admitted to provisional prison, communicated and without bail by order of the Central Investigating Court number 3, at the request of the Prosecutor’s Office of the National High Court. EMC carried out a self-indoctrination with the foundations of jihadist terrorism.
They had been tracking him since the end of 2017. And at the beginning of 2019, uniformed civil guards closed Guatemala Street and went to a three-story single-family house, where the now accused resided with his parents. The alleged jihadist was once again able to manufacture explosives, the effectiveness of which he was surprised.
But in the home search, Tedax agents found no such artifact. His justification of terrorist acts and occupation of Muslim territory by “infidels” and the death threats to his surroundings led to his arrest in February 2019.