Man arrested on extortion charges after posing as terrorist

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Policia Nacional have arrested a man who posed as a jihadist in an attempt to extort money from businesses.

The 43-year-old Spaniard threatened to destroy businesses and murder his victims in a series of telephone calls to his victim unless they paid a sum of money. He is also accused of stalking his victims online to further harras them.

Policia Nacional were alerted to the calls, and launched an investigation. The detained man has been remanded on custody ahead of his trial.