The suspects are possibly linked to the Moroccan IDs-forging criminal networks which authorities dismantled in March.
Rabat – A Marrakech National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) unit has arrested two Israeli nationals carrying fake Moroccan documents, including a national ID card and a travel document, a statement from the police has indicated.
In the press release, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) explained that the two suspects are believed to have links with a Moroccan birth and travel documents forging network which a joint BNPJ and DGSN operation dismantled in March in Casablanca.
The statement noted that the two suspects carried a Moroccan national ID and a passport, with both documents believed to have been delivered by the network the authorities dismantled last month.
In addition to the fake Moroccan documents, police investigations have also found that one of the suspects held “a residency card of a Latin American country.” The residency card’s authenticity is being verified, according to the DGSN statement.
The two suspects are currently in police custody as investigations continue to shed further light on the document-falsifying network.
When it was dismantled in March, the network thought to have provided the two suspects with the Moroccan documents had been active in selling fake Moroccan birth documents.
Earlier police investigations have established that that the network is headed by Moroccans, including a Moroccan Jew, who have been active in selling fake Moroccan IDs to non-Moroccan Jews.