The arrest followed a similar raid on a six member pro-ISIS cell on April 23 in Sale, Rabat’s twin city.
Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) dismantled a new terror cell of eight members in Tangier on Friday morning.
A statement from the BCIJ said that the suspects are aged between 20 and 31.
BCIJ also seized several electronic devices and military uniforms during the arrest.
Based on a preliminary investigation, police believe the suspects shared propaganda to promote extremism.
The suspects were also allegedly planning attacks to undermine the stability of the country. BCIJ put the suspects in custody for further investigation to determine any further possible suspects involved in the cell.
The arrests come after another similar operation to dismantle a six-member pro-ISIS cell in Sale, Rabat’s twin city, on April 23.
The suspects, aged between 22 and 28, had allegedly been gathering in a mosque to plan terror attacks to undermine the security and stability of the country.
On the same day, BCIJ arrested another suspect in Dakhla, southern Morocco, for his alleged ties to the six-member terror cell.
BCIJ has dismantled several terror cells throughout the year. The success of the security forces against ISIS has gained Morocco a strong reputation for security and anti-terrorism.
Morocco introduced BCIJ in 2015 to reinforce its security strategies after the 2003 terror attack in Casablanca and the 2011 terror attack in Marrakech.