By John Smith •
Published: 19 Oct 2020 • 12:52
THE Portuguese authorities are about to hand over to Spain explosives and other items seized late last year from the terrorist organisation Resistencia Galega following a joint investigation by officers from both countries.
The warehouse was located in the Portuguese town of Coimbra and investigators are studying the possibility that the same place was used for the assembly of explosive devices.
Following the arrest of the top leaders of the Galician Resistance, Antón García Matos and María Asunción Losada Camba, in Vigo (Pontevedra), and the search of their homes in the village of Baños, in Fornelos de Montes a new investigation which led to the discovery of the warehouse.
Officers discovered PVC devices prepared and loaded with gunpowder, fuses of different types, as well as timers and other bomb making material as well as tools to allow for the production of fake documents.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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