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November 30, 2006 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
A misidentified fingerprint cost federal taxpayers $2 million Wednesday and led to an unusual formal apology to Brandon Mayfield, a Muslim lawyer in Oregon whom the FBI says it wrongly named as a suspect in the 2004 Madrid train bombings. The federal government "regrets that it mistakenly linked Mr. Mayfield to this attack," according to the apology issued by the Justice Department. It added that the FBI had implemented measures to "ensure that what happened to Mr.
October 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two of Spain's most wanted terrorist suspects and at least 16 other alleged members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA were captured in a vast French-Spanish police operation, authorities said. Mikel Albizu Iriarte and Soledad Iparraguirre, a couple who had been on the run since 1993, were arrested near Pau in southwestern France.
May 10, 1987 | From Reuters
Spanish police rounded up almost 100 people in a drug raid in Valencia and other northern cities, local officials said Saturday. The raid netted arms and money as well as "substantial" quantities of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, they said.
July 31, 1990
Spanish police said Monday they have detained seven people, including the son of a Spanish army major slain by the Basque guerrilla group ETA, in connection with the killing of a Basque separatist Parliament member Josu Muguruza last November.
March 13, 1987 | From Reuters
Spanish police netted 132 pounds of heroin in Madrid in Spain's biggest-ever drug haul, Interior Minister Jose Barrionuevo said Thursday. Interior Ministry officials put the street value of the drug at between $40 million and $60 million.
November 29, 1987 | From Reuters
Spanish police have detained a man alleged to have robbed women after threatening them with a needle he said was infected with AIDS--acquired immune deficiency syndrome. They said on Saturday the 27-year-old man had attacked four women in Madrid.
July 8, 1986 | From Reuters
Two miners were burned to death and seven seriously injured in a gas explosion Sunday at a coal mine near this northern Spanish city, police said Monday. Seven other miners were seriously injured.
May 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Spanish police arrested three Algerians and a Spaniard on suspicion of recruiting for Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network, officials said. The arrests in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and the Cantabria region were part of Judge Baltasar Garzon's investigation into suspected Al Qaeda cells, a court official said. The arrests were not part of the probe into the March 11 train bombings in Madrid, officials said.
March 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Spanish police arrested five more suspects in the March 11 commuter train bombings that killed 190 people, court officials said, bringing the number of people in custody to 18. The five were arrested in the Madrid area and in Ugena, 20 miles to the south. Three were identified as Moroccans. At least 13 suspects now being held are from Morocco. Investigators believe that the attacks were carried out by Islamic radicals linked to Al Qaeda.
September 22, 1986 | From Reuters
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas Sunday to disperse crowds of youths protesting in this northern Spanish city against France's expulsion of suspected Basque guerrillas. A policeman was slightly injured and one demonstrator was arrested, police said. France has since July handed over eight suspected Basque separatists to the Spanish police as part of its policy of closer cooperation with Spain in combatting guerrillas.
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