The nut vendor had documents from the energy ministry and top-secret documents about Morocco’s dealings with other countries.
Rabat – Police in Sale, near Rabat, arrested a vendor of peanuts on Monday after finding in his possession dozens of classified government documents.
The documents, signed and stamped by several Moroccan ministers, contained information about Morocco’s cooperation with many foreign countries.
Police do not know how the vendor obtained the documents.
One of the documents the vendor had was from the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, signed and stamped by energy minister Aziz Rebbah, putting the ministry in an embarrassing position.
On Monday, the energy ministry released a statement admitting that some of its documents were exposed. The ministry stressed that it deals with administrative files in accordance with legal and administrative rules while preserving the confidentiality of content.
The ministry also launched an investigation into the leak.