Rabat - The National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) has arrested 26 suspected members of a criminal network in Oujda and Berkane in northeast Morocco.
Rabat – The National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) has arrested 26 suspected members of a criminal network in Oujda and Berkane in northeast Morocco.
Based on intelligence information provided by the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) in coordination with local Oujda police, the BNPJ dismantled a network making forged documents and involved in irregular migration on Monday, October 29.
Of the 26 suspects arrested, 12 are Algerian nationals.
The BNPJ seized a laptop, a hard disk, mobile phones, administrative documents, and other materials used for document forgery.
The network used the forged documents to enable Algerian nationals to live in Morocco with forged Moroccan identification.
Police will undertake further investigations and interrogate the suspects to gather evidence and demonstrate any possible ramifications and links of the network in Morocco and elsewhere.
The arrests are part of Morocco’s war on terror, organized crime, and all activities that threaten the country’s sovereignty and security.