Police began investigating the Moroccan suspect in early 2018.
Rabat – The Spanish civil guard have arrested a Moroccan for “internet dissemination of terrorist propaganda” and “self-indoctrination on social media.”
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that Spain arrested the suspect on Tuesday in Getafe, just outside Madrid. Spanish police started investigating the 28-year-old suspect in early 2018.
Security services became alerted to the suspect because of his activities on social media. He had been watching content associated with terror groups, especially ISIS.
The suspect was also using several devices to surf the internet. None of the devices were registered under his name. The suspect was using the identities of people around him to obtain the devices.
The suspect was radicalized while in prison near Madrid.
Spain has strong counterterrorism cooperation with Morocco, and both countries exchange information in the field. In 2018, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said that the two countries have an “exemplary” partnership in the fight against terrorism.
He added that their cooperation is “a model of inter-regional cooperation.”
In addition to Spain, the US and France also have counterterrorism partnerships with Morocco.