Spanish National Police have arrested a man they accuse of supplying weapons to Amedy Coulibaly, the jihadist who perpetrated the deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris in January 2015.
The man identified as 27-year-old Antoine Denive was arrested in Malaga, Spain, in a joint operation by French and Spanish authorities, officials said on Wednesday.
Two other people, one from Montenegro and the other from Serbia, were arrested in Tuesday’s operation, officials said. They were arrested on suspicion of arms trafficking, officials said.
Denive was said by authorities to be from the northern French city of Calais.
Police said Denive left France after last year’s attacks and stayed in Malaga, on the Mediterranean coast, where he continued his illegal activities using false identification documents.
Coulibaly killed four hostages in the supermarket before police shot him dead.
His attack followed one on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The terrorist attacks in Paris that January killed 17 people.