Two of the suspects had a criminal record.
Rabat – Police in the city of Sale near Rabat arrested four suspects for alleged involvement in kidnapping for ransom.
Two of the suspects have a criminal record, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The police arrested the suspects after receiving a complaint on Friday from a man who accused the four individuals of kidnapping his 22-year old son and asking for a ransom of MAD 4,000.
Police managed seized two knives, psychotropic tablets, and cell phones from the suspects.
The police placed the suspects in custody for further investigations.
The Police also investigated the 22-year old victim of kidnapping.
In the 2018 annual review, Morocco’s DGSN recognized that it has tightened its grip on criminal networks in the past year.
During the year, the police announced that they arrested 37,851 individuals this year in property damage cases and dismantled 495 criminal networks related to violent and armed robberies. Crackdowns against drug trafficking networks and cybercrimes also continue.
In the same review, DGSN announced that it has recorded 1,091 cases compared to 765 cases in 2017, up by 33 percent over the last year.
Police recorded 435 victims of online sexual blackmail, including 125 foreigners, resulting in the arrest of 267 suspects.