Spanish surf champ Iker Acero arrested on suspicions of cooperation with ETA

July 30, 2009 | Surfing
Iker Acero

The Spanish Surfing champion Iker Acero has been arrested by the Civil Guard in the Basque Country (Spain) following suspicions of cooperation with the armed group ETA.

In the center of the problem is the website "Gaztesarea," run by Alberto Martínez Gutiérrez.

Iker Acero and Gutiérrez are being interrogated by the Spanish authorities.

The Spanish surfer was arrested in the Vizcaya region and later moved to Martin de Ugalde, Guipúzcoa, the place from where the website is run.

The arrests occurred on the same day that ETA had exploded a bomb outside the Civil Guard barracks in Burgos.