Spain Seizes Thousands of ISIS-Bound Uniforms

 Police go through thousands of uniforms that were intercepted in three shipping containers at Spanish ports Thursday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Interior Ministry of Spain)

Police go through thousands of uniforms that were intercepted in three shipping containers at Spanish ports Thursday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Interior Ministry of Spain)

Spain’s national police seized 20,000 military uniforms — in a variety of camouflage styles — that the authorities say were headed for ISIS and jihadists in Syria.

Spain’s Interior Ministry says the large shipment, which weighed more than 5 tons, was part of a “very active and effective business network” that had sent supplies and war materiel to ISIS.

The uniforms were found in three shipping containers that were intercepted at ports in Valencia and Algeciras.

From Madrid, Lauren Frayer reports for our Newscast unit:

“They were labeled as secondhand clothes but also contained other military accessories — enough to equip an entire army.

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SOURCE: NPR, Bill Chappell

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