The 2017 shooting was connected to cocaine trafficking, resulting in the accidental killing of a medical student in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Rabat – The trial for the November 3, 2017, shooting at the La Creme Cafe in Marrakech is resuming today after it was adjourned on February 5. One person died in the shooting and two were injured.
The Marrakech Court of Appeals adjourned the trial due to a “new lead” and two new suspects.
Two masked and armed attackers carried out the shooting, which killed a 26-year-old medical student, Hamza Chaib, and injured two others.
The two suspects were reportedly targeting the cafe’s owner, Mustapha El Fachtali, but they hit the wrong target.
The police linked the crime to cocaine dealing between Dutch mafia and the cafe owner, concluding El Fachtali stole €27 million from a cocaine shipment.
After a long investigation, the Moroccan authorities arrested 16 suspects in connection to the crime. Among the original suspects were two hired Dutch assassins, Edwin Gabriel Robles Martinez, 24, and Shardyone Ulise Girigorio Semerel, 26, as well as El Fachtali.
The “second file” of the shooting implicates another three men: Morad Taghi, his brother Jamal Taghi, and their cousin Abd Nasser Taghi.