Fifteen people were arrested by Guardia Civil and another four questioned as suspects for allegedly spreading pornographic images of children on the Internet.

The investigation was launched when several people contacted the local police in Pampalona to complain that a music file downloaded by them turned out to be a file containing child pornography.

The enquiry was then passed to Guardia Civil which has made 15 arrests up till now. Guardia Civil is reported to have recovered thousands of images from 21 properties searched by them so far. The items searched include 60 computers, 24 mobile phones, 160 hard disc drives and more than 1000 CDs. The content in totality is believed to be over 12 terabytes – 12,000 Gigabytes.