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Spain sends to France alleged arms dealer tied to Paris terror attacks

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09:  Armed security patrols around the Eiffel Tower on January 9, 2015 in Paris, France.  A huge manhunt for the two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has entered its third day.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09: Armed security patrols around the Eiffel Tower on January 9, 2015 in Paris, France. A huge manhunt for the two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has entered its third day. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)  (2015 Getty Images)

Spanish police say a man arrested this month on suspicion of supplying arms used in an attack on a Paris kosher supermarket last year has been sent back to France.

The national police said Tuesday in a statement that Frenchman Antoine Denevi boarded a jet with French police to return to his country and face charges of trafficking in arms and explosives and membership in a criminal organization.

Denevi was arrested on April 12 in the southern Spanish beach town of Rincón de la Victoria.

In an appearance in Madrid's National Court, he denied selling weapons to attackers.

Spain's Interior Ministry has said Denevi left France for Spain after the January 2015 attack.

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