Rabat - Over 4,272 criminals were arrested in the city of Fez between October 20th and November 23th, 2015, Fez police announced on Friday.
Rabat – Over 4,272 criminals were arrested in the city of Fez between October 20th and November 23th, 2015, Fez police announced on Friday.
A statement released by Fez police department said among the suspects arrested, 2,790 were caught red-handed and accused of different offenses and crimes.
Over 1,482 offenders were taken into custody for previous arrest warrants issued against them on ‘dangerous crimes,’ the statement added.
According to the same source, these police operations are part of the city’s new security approach ordered by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) for the safety of citizens.
Local authorities seek to identify perpetrators of serious crimes that create a feeling of insecurity and fear among Fez’s residents and tourists.
This figures comes after Minister of interior Mohammed Hassad declared Fez a “clean city” with less criminals on Tuesday.
Speaking during the oral session at the House of Representatives, Hassad said Fez police thousands of operations, arresting more than 3,000 ‘criminals’ within 15 days, after three German tourists were assaulted in a neighborhood of the Old Medina.
Minister of interior attributed this decrease of crime rate in Fez to the efforts of local police department.