Police seized knives and cellphones after arresting three suspects in the murder of two Scandinavian tourists.
Rabat – Law enforcement in Marrakech seized weapons, most likely used in the murders of two Scandinavian tourists near Mount Toubkal in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains.
After arresting three suspects in the case who were on a bus to Agadir this morning, police found three large knives, one regular-size knife, three phones, and a slingshot.
Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were found dead in Imlil, a village in Morocco near Mount Toubkal, on Monday, December 17.
The bus driver stated that police arrested the suspects Thursday morning, near Bab Doukkala station in Marrakech, at around 8:45 a.m.
The driver said that plainclothes police on the bus approached him and instructed him to lock the doors near “Aswak Assalam,” a supermarket.
The three suspects, according to the driver, were sitting in the back and did not resist arrest. He added that they looked like normal passengers and not fugitives.
Police arrested the first suspect on Tuesday and soon began to believe the murders may have been terrorism-related.