Members of the Provincial Information Brigade of the National Police of Navarra have arrested two men as alleged perpetrators of a crime of possession of explosive, flammable or incendiary devices. The two have been identified by members of the VI Police Intervention Unit in a vehicle that was carrying pyrotechnic material, sticks and, above all, a homemade explosive device consisting of a spray to which a firecracker is attached to produce a significant explosion and that “can cause significant damage and even serious injuries to people.”
Said identification and subsequent arrest occurred during some incidents that occurred in the vicinity of Avenida Zaragoza and where members of radical groups from the Osasuna (Indar Gorri) and Sevilla (Biris Norte) teams had stayed to confront hand to hand, the National Police has explained.
These altercations have been quickly controlled, since from the early hours of the morning, and with prior information, it was known which Sevilla fans, belonging to the radical group called ‘Biris Norte’, were going to travel to Pamplona.
National Police agents have found two other explosive devices, one already exploded, like the one carried by the two detainees, near Zaragoza Avenue.
The Pamplona Information Brigade, in constant contact with the Seville Brigade and synchronized with the Sports Coordinators and the VI Intervention Unit, have been able to intervene as soon as the incidents between both radical groups began, identifying a group of about 70 people from Seville.
In one of the registered vehicles, large sticks and pyrotechnic material were found, and this car could be the one used by the Sevillian radical group as a shuttle and material distribution vehicle, since the rest of the controlled vehicles were rentals, being all intervened, without prejudice to the administrative responsibilities of its bearers, both by the Citizen Security Law and the Sports Law.
Once normality has been restored and that significant number of Sevilla fans have been identified, in compliance with the Sports Law and to avoid more and more serious incidents, the VI Police Intervention Unit has accompanied said group out of Pamplona, whose members The tickets they were carrying to watch the match that will be played at the Sadar have been taken away.
The Pamplona Municipal Police has also collaborated by cutting off traffic on the affected streets to facilitate the work of the public order units.
The National Police device will continue until the end of the sporting event to ensure that the match between Osasuna and Sevilla “is a sporting festival.”
The National Police and the different units of the Higher Police Headquarters that have collaborated in said device have shown their satisfaction for having avoided “serious confrontations” and for contributing “in a decisive manner so that the red fans and football fans in general can “Enjoy what is really important: the 90 minutes where children and adults enjoy with their teams.”
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