Morocco’s DGSN and Tangier’s judicial police have dismantled a criminal network involved in irregular migration.
Using intelligence information provided by the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), the police arrested one alleged organizer and 1 intermediary on Friday evening.
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Following an investigation, the police also arrested 8 migrants, including 6 minors, a statement by Morocco’s General Directorate of National Safety (DGSN) indicated.
Tangier’s police also uncovered equipment used for irregular migration, following the investigation. They seized 1 vehicle, 30 safety jackets, 1 pump used for inflating the boats, and a large sum of money in national currency.
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.
On October 30, the National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested 26 suspected members of a criminal network in Oujda and Berkane in northeast Morocco. The network was making forged documents and was involved in irregular migration.