Suspected ETA member Javier Atristain Gorosabel, who fled from Spain after the dismantling of the ‘Imanol’ command in February, is in custody at the French airport of Biarritz.
Three more ETA members, including one of the top leaders, have been arrested in France bringing the total number of ETA members detained so far this year to thirty-two.
Police in Vizcaya have arrested two suspected ETA members thought to be connected to the bombing of the Guardia Civil barracks in Calahorra, La Rioja, in 2008.
National Court judge Ismael Moreno has ordered the four ETA members detained in Hernani and Segura (Guipúzcoa) on Monday to be remanded in custody.
Two suspected ETA members have been arrested in Camprodon, Girona, near the border with Spain. A third person managed to escape custody.
Three people have been arrested for their alleged connection with suspected ETA terrorist Ibai Beobide Arza who was detained on Saturday while out on his bicycle.
The Minister of Interior, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has said that the ETA group who had occupied a house in Obidos, Portugal, had 300 kilos of explosives prepared for an imminent attack.
Suspected ETA terrorist Ibai Beobide Arza, linked to a bomb attack in Bilbao in December 2008, has been arrested in Guipúzcoa.
Police in Portugal have found a total of half a ton of explosives, mostly ammonium nitrate, and numerous bombs ready for use in the house in Obidos which was, until very recently, occupied by two suspected ETA members.
Portuguese police have found an apartment in Obidos which is thought to have been used by members of ETA. Explosives and other materials were found on the premises.