Rabat - Morocco’s intelligence services have raised and strengthened their security measures across the country to ensure safety during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Rabat – Morocco’s intelligence services have raised and strengthened their security measures across the country to ensure safety during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) will be implementing an unprecedented security strategy to protect the country and be ready to thwart any possible terrorist attack, according to Moroccan daily Al Massae in its Friday issue.
In December of every year, the DGSN raises its safety operations ever year during the holiday season. However, due to the latest terrorist attacks that have shaken several countries, including Lebanon, Tunisia, Cameroon and France, Moroccan security forces will implement higher security measures to keep the country immune from terrorist attacks.
According to the same source, the new strategy seeks to tighten vigilance through the establishment of security checkpoints at the entrances of cities, embassies, consulates, tourist attractions, hotels, banks, post offices, airports, and other vulnerable public venues.
In addition, the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie will ensure and control all major access roads to some Moroccan cities, such as those leading to Tangier, Tetouan and Nador in the north of the country.
Local police will be instructed to patrol their respective jurisdictions, conduct identity checks, oversee all local roads and track any criminal activity.
The implementation of high-tech computer systems in police vehicles to crosscheck identity documents will be among the innovations introduced by DGSN to prevent criminal activities in the country.
This new system will help police officers determine whether an individual is “wanted” or has criminal record.
According to the same source, new police personnel has been trained at Kenitra’s Royal Institute for Police and will be deployed to protect the countries major cities, such as Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Agadir, etc.
In recent weeks, Morocco’s intelligence services, have earned worldwide praise for helping French intelligence services locate the whereabouts of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people and left over 350 people injured.