Rabat - In conjunction with its 62nd anniversary, the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) has shared its annual achievements with Moroccan citizens. DGSN elements also performed fantastic acrobatic feats and maneuvers in a show for dignitaries.
Rabat – In conjunction with its 62nd anniversary, the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) has shared its annual achievements with Moroccan citizens. DGSN elements also performed fantastic acrobatic feats and maneuvers in a show for dignitaries.
DGSN celebrated on Wednesday night its 62nd anniversary in the presence of high-level officials, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit, General Director of DGSN Abdellatif Hammouchi, and foreign dignitaries, including US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Miley.
Videos of the show DGSN put on for the dignitaries were widely circulated on social media. The performances, as shown in one compilation video, ranged from an equestrian show, drug-sniffing dogs jumping through flaming hoops, synchronized motorcycle riding, taekwondo, a ninja-like handcuffing exercise, thwarting of a hypothetical attempted assassination, hypothetical forced entries against hostile combatants to a police chase. To cap the show off, DGSN set off fireworks, celebrating their six decades of service.
In a statement issued today, DGSN reviewed the essential service they provide to Morocco. The statement noted that 1,636, 824 people have been brought before the public prosecuting office in the last three years (May 15, 2015 to May 14, 2018) as part of the Crime Prevention Action Plan.
The prevention plan was about 92 percent implemented, added the communique. According to DGSN, the plan is an eminent part of its strategy against crimes to strengthen security.
In the three year period, DGSN operations resulted in the seizure of 79,958 knives and other dangerous items; 6,979 cars; and 7,073 motorcycles used in organized crimes.
DGSN services arrested, 465,458 suspects subjected to search warrants at the national level. 65,175 of the suspects were wanted for theft; 70,657 for crimes against people; 42,387 for crimes against family members; 119,104 for business and financial crimes; and 28,032 for drug and psychotropic trafficking.
The three year period was also marked by the dismantling of 1,388 criminal networks and the arrest of 2,486 suspects of robberies. In cases involving irregular immigration, 15,883 were arrested, including 783 human smugglers operating in 109 criminal networks active in undocumented immigration by boat, car or false identity documents.
Concerning cybercrimes, 2,625 cases were processed, resulting in the arrest of 1,436 suspects, while 1,125 others were arrested for their involvement in blackmail.
The number of drug trafficking cases reached 239,904, in which 282,338 suspects were brought before the courts. The DGSN seized 4,615 kilograms of cocaine, 42 kilograms of heroin, and 2,874,177 psychotropic tablets, of which 1,355,858 were ecstasy.
The DGSN added that 7,583 suspects were arrested for smuggling counterfeit items, including cigarettes, medicines, and alcoholic beverages.