The arrests were made during a joint operation with French and Spanish police in the south and southwest of France, the ministry said in a statement..
Una operación conjunta de los servicios policiales franceses, la @guardiacivil y los @mossos ha permitido la detención de tres personas por su presunta vinculación con uno de los miembros de la célula #terrorista que atentó en #Barcelona y #Cambrils. pic.twitter.com/mYzAl2H9Wb
— Juan Ignacio Zoido (@zoidoJI) February 20, 2018
A total of 16 people were killed when a van drove into crowds on the popular Las Ramblas boulevard in the heart of Barcelona and in a knife attack in the nearby resort of Cambrils in August 2017.
The three arrested were suspected to have links with Moroccan national Driss Oukabir, who was alleged to have rented the van used in the Barcelona rampage.
Oukabir was arrested shortly after the attacks — which were claimed by the Islamic State group — and remanded in custody on terror-related offences.