“Arrested man from Montenegro is not involved in Paris attacks”


According to available information, Montenegrin citizen, M.D., who was arrested in Spain, is not connected with the procurement of weapons for terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people in last January’s attack in Paris, confirmed Madrid Interpol to their colleagues from Podgorica. However, he was present in the apartment of the arrested Frenchman, where narcotics were discovered.

Frenchman Antoine Denevi (27), in whose apartment M.D. was present during the arrest, is suspected to have supplied weapons to Coulibaly.

“That person is, in fact, detained because he was present in the apartment where arrested French citizen stayed and where a quantity of narcotics was discovered. The investigation into this case is ongoing,” said the Police.

Spanish police yesterday informed that Denevi was arrested in the municipality of Rincon de la Victoria in the southern province of Málaga. Spanish investigators believe that Serbian nationals were also involved in his illegal activities and may have provided Denevi with weapons and ammunition. Two individuals of Serbian and Montenegrin nationality have also been arrested.

Coulibaly, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) group, is believed to have shot dead a policewoman in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris on January 7, 2015. He later entered a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris and took more than a dozen hostages. Five people were killed in the supermarket, including Coulibaly.

Source: Radio Television Montenegro