Casablanca-Two gendarmes were arrested in the city of Mohammadia (30 km south of Casablanca) after they were caught drinking alcohol while on duty.
The judicial police of Muhammadia escorted five men, including two gendarmes (branch of the military) accused of drinking alcohol publicly and humiliating members of ‘Soqor’ security squad (hawks) to the Court of First Instance in the city of Mohammedia.
The two Gendarmes who are members of the Bensliman Gendarmerie Affiliation are expected to appear in the Military Court.
According to Al-Akhbar, the five defendants were drinking beer in a small Fiat car and throwing the bottles at the passersby. This led the passersby to complain to two members of the Rapid Intervention, known as “Soqor”(the Hawks) who were present and went instantly to check.
The men refused to produce the registration of the vehicle and the two gendarmes began insulting the policemen. Security Backups were summoned and they forced the drunk men who resisted arrest into the police van.
Edited by Elisabeth Myers