MADRID, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Spanish Civil Guards on Wednesday detained a 43-year-old Moroccan man on charges of illegally financing the Islamic State (IS), the Spanish interior ministry confirmed.
The arrest of the man, whose initials were given as M.E.J, took place at his flat in Santa Coloma de Farners, close to Girona in the northeast of Spain.
Authorities confirm he is the brother of two others who were detained in July 2016 for their role in sending funds to jihadist fighters in the Syria-Iraq region through a "complex network of intermediaries."
The investigation began in 2016 after Spanish security forces discovered money was being sent to Syria, where another brother was in the combat zone.
Spanish police cooperated with Europol in the operation.
Wednesday's arrest brings the number of suspected jihadists arrested in Spain since the country was placed on a level 4 anti-terrorism alert in June 2015 to 194.