The Spanish National Centre of Intelligence is using local police to obtain information on Islamists and Chinese organized crime groups

Since the 11-M, the CNI (Spanish National Centre of Intelligence) has been using local police forces to obtain information on organized Islamist and Chinese crime groups. Such action is taking course without regulation as well as without the full knowledge of the local authorities; in the case of the Islamists, the goal seems to be concerned with monitoring those operating near the Mosques, and also the movement of new neighbours around these communities. One of the outcomes of this collaboration was the arrest of an Iraqi Islamist who had escaped from his country and was living in Spain.