Rabat - A new law enforcement unit will join national security authorities in conjunction with the new year’s eve festivities, scheduled to take place next Sunday, December 31.
Rabat – A new law enforcement unit will join national security authorities in conjunction with the new year’s eve festivities, scheduled to take place next Sunday, December 31.
Abdellatif Hammouchi, Head of the General Directorate of National Security ( DGSN) has announced the creation of a “commando unit” affiliated to the judicial police, reported Moroccan daily Al Massae. “It would look more like the US Rapid Response Force.”
Dispatched in multiple teams, the new unit will operate in Morocco’s big cities, such as Casablanca and Rabat.
DGSN is already on alert, deploying all its efforts to ensure a secure and smooth celebration of this new-year eve holiday. The national security forces are setting a new strategy in all cities to prevent any possible terrorist plots, according to the newspaper.
Al Massae added that embassies, consulates, restaurants, nightclubs, train stations and airports will be closely monitored by local authorities across the country. Checkpoints will be set at the entrance of major cities that will experience the most flows.
Morocco will also deploy its General Intelligence teams to secure the New Year’s eve festivities.
Moroccan daily Assabah, reported that Hammouchi summoned security chiefs in a series of meetings held at the headquarters of the DGSN. During the meetings, the head of the DGSN gave his orders to law enforcements to get ready to secure the festivities. Morocco will be protected by the national police, who will be assisted by large reinforcements from the other security corps.