In addition to the police in Marrakech, security services across Morocco made several arrests of suspects who are subject of international arrest warrants.
Rabat – Moroccan law enforcement in Marrakech arrested 13 international suspects during the period from May 16, 2018, to May 2019.
The operation, according to Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), is part of international cooperation to combat cross-border organized crime.
On Thursday. during the 63rd anniversary of the creation of DGSN, police shared the data of the arrested suspects under international arrest warrants.
The data shows that Moroccan police executed 16 international arrest warrants during the same period.
The same statistics show that 61,278 people were brought to justice during the same period, including 13,484 individuals involved in cases affecting people and 9,188 relating to property.
During the same period, the security services also carried out identity checks on 191,325 suspects, including 16,741 wanted for various crimes and offenses.
Recently, Moroccan law enforcement services have arrested several individuals under international arrest search warrants.In April, Moroccan police arrested a French national in Essaouira for links to an international drug trafficking network. The suspect was the subject of an international arrest warrant issued by French authorities in 2017 for links with drug trafficking entities.
In addition to providing critical intelligence in a number of joint anti-terrorism operations with partner countries in the past years, Moroccan security services are doubling their contributions in other security cooperation mechanisms. Cooperation ranges from tracking individuals under international arrest warrants to the identification of networks of illegal psychotropic drugs traffickers.