Rabat - Casablanca’s judicial police have arrested a sub-Saharan national suspected of leading a network that specializes in trying to defraud Moroccan citizens.
The arrest of the 38-year-old undocumented migrant came after a complaint was filed by a Moroccan citizen who was the victim of the suspect and his accomplices related to a scheme that is often known as a black money scam.
The scheme involves convincing victims, via email or phone, to invest significant sums of money to buy a so-called “magic” liquid. The perpetrators promise victims that a large stash of currency-sized black papers are actually real currency notes which are covered in a dye and which only need to be washed in this special liquid to make the bills clean and usable.
The arrest operation resulted in the seizure of a mobile phone and a cupboard with black papers in the form of currency.
The suspect was placed in custody while the investigation continues to determine the circumstances of the case. Further arrests are possible in the case.