Police make six arrests in connection with Kurdish group

Interior Ministry says that the detentions were carried out in Madrid, Barcelona and Murcia

Police on Tuesday arrested six people tied to the financing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Spain in a joint operation with French authorities aimed at cracking down on the terrorist group’s illegal activities.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that the arrests were carried out in Madrid, Barcelona and Murcia. In France at least 16 people have been detained and some 28,000 euros were confiscated. Spanish authorities also raided businesses and homes as the investigation continues.

According to the ministry, the six, who are expected to be brought before the High Court, are accused of helping with the financing and logistics of the PKK, including campaigning in favor of the organization, which has been designated as a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States.

The conflict in Turkey between the PKK and government forces has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 1984.