Rabat - An American pedophile has been arrested has been arrested in the northern city of Tangier.
Rabat – An American pedophile has been arrested has been arrested in the northern city of Tangier.
A statement by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) on Friday explained that the American national, aged 79, has been subject of a search warrant by the International Police Organization (Interpol).
The man in question is suspected of involvement in “sexual exploitation of minors,” explained the DGSN in a statement.
The Interpol search warrant was issued on October 6 following a request by the United States judiciary authorities to arrest the suspected pedophile.
The Moroccan police agency notified Interpol that the suspect has been arrested in order to commence procedures to extradite him.
In July, cooperation between Interpol and Moroccan police led to the arrest of an Englishman suspect of digital fraud, also in Tangier.
DGSN described the arrest as part of its joint efforts with Interpol combat transnational crime.