The letter sent to the General Directorate of the Civil Guard with several projectiles and a death threat inside, which was intercepted by the Post Office this Tuesday, was addressed to Pablo Iglesias, United We Can candidate for the presidency of the Community of Madrid in the May 4 elections, as reported by sources close to the party leadership. The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, called on Wednesday the secretary general of Podemos to inform him.
Sources of the investigation, for their part, point out that once the letter addressed to the General Directorate of the Civil Guard – which was sent from a mailbox in Madrid – was opened with due authorization, it has been verified that there was a piece of paper inside with threatening messages towards Iglesias, who already last week was the recipient of another letter accompanied by four bullets. The former second vice president of the Government then denounced the events at the police station of the Congress of Deputies.
Also this Tuesday Correos intercepted a letter addressed to the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, with two projectiles inside. As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), the Investigative Court number 1 of Rubí has opened preliminary proceedings, after being informed by the Mossos d’Esquadra of the intervention of an envelope with suspicious content, located in the center of parcel distribution in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
Already this Wednesday, the postal security teams have detected another envelope, with ammunition and threats inside, addressed to the former president of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. The letter, the seventh of its kind sent to a politician since last week, contained two bullets and a handwritten text with insults, according to La Sexta has advanced and has confirmed the Ministry of the Interior. “Zapa, harmful, bland, ignorant vermin who did and continues to do so much damage to Spain. Hopefully his meninges will burst from his eyebrows ”, read the message written in red, which was intercepted at the automated processing office that Correos has in Vallecas (Madrid).
Sources close to the investigation point out that both the latter and the two letters detected the day before have been sent by people other than the one who sent the first three to the Minister of the Interior, the general director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, and the former Vice President of the Government. The author of the letter sent last Monday to the Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto, – with a knife inside – has already been identified. It is about a neighbor of El Escorial (Madrid) who suffers from a mental illness and is unimpeachable. Although Maroto is not on the lists of the PSOE to the Madrid Assembly, she was proposed by the socialist candidate, Ángel Gabilondo, to be his vice president in case of winning the elections in the Community.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.