A handout picture released by the Catalan regional police force Mossos d'Esquadra on November 8, 2018 shows the weapons seized from the suspect. / AFP / MOSSOS D'ESQUADRA
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"This person had a clear intention and will to take actions against the prime minister," Catalan regional police spokesman Albert Oliva told journalists. He added that the suspect did not appear to have concrete plans, but had been asking for logistical support on a WhatsApp group chat.Police say the investigation was launched after an unidentified person who had read the suspect's messages alerted them.The far-right VOX party, which opposes the exhumation of Franco, issued a statement Thursday saying one of its local coordinators informed police of the suspect's plans after reading them on a WhatsApp group chat. VOX said the suspect was not affiliated to the party.
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