Rabat - Moroccan police arrested 28,609 people last month across Morocco for various offenses, according to a statement by the Moroccan General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) on Thursday.
Rabat – Moroccan police arrested 28,609 people last month across Morocco for various offenses, according to a statement by the Moroccan General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) on Thursday.
The DGST said that 10,529 of the total suspects were wanted for their involvement in serious crimes, ranging from physical assaults with knives to theft and financial crimes.
According to the statement, Moroccan police conducted 6,224 anti-drug operations in October. These operations led to the arrest of 11,245 suspects and the seizure of 4.7 kilograms of cocaine and 95 tons of cannabis, in addition to 48 cars and 63 motorcycles.
These intense and ongoing operations are part of the DGSN’s strategy to ensure citizens’ security, protect their property, and preserve public order via the reinforcement of preventive measures to counter crime, it said.
Last August, Morocco’s General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) said that 44,223 criminals were arrested in Morocco for various offenses, with 26,890 captured in flagrante delicto, during the period from May 25 to June 30, 2015.
Earlier this year, the Moroccan Ministry of Interior issued a report revealing unprecedented figures on the number of crimes recorded in the country.
The number of crimes and offenses recorded during the first six months of the current year amounted to about 425,000. Casablanca recorded the largest number of crimes in the kingdom, the report concluded.