The arrest of the suspect comes after Moroccan police jailed two high-profile European criminals in the last six weeks.
The suspect is arrested in connection with criminal acts, including blackmailing businessmen, violence, international homicide, and transnational drug trafficking.
Morocco’s police arrested the suspect in collaboration with the members of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
The arrest comes in line with an international arrest warrant issued by the Italian judicial authorities as well as an international search notice from Interpol, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security said.
The DGSN put the suspect in custody for further investigation, pending the extradition procedure.
The arrest of the suspect is part of Morocco’s international cooperation in the fight against international criminal networks.
Wednesday’s operation comes after the arrest of two high-profile European criminals in the last six weeks.
In March, Moroccan police arrested another Italian suspected of being a leading member of the Mazarella club, affiliated with the Camorra. The suspect was on the run since 2014.
In addition, Moroccan police also arrested Spanish suspect Roberto Izquierdo Riegi otherwise known as “The Russian” in Tetouan.
He was sentenced to 58 years in prison by the court in Cadiz, Spain, for kidnapping and murder. He escaped prison in November of last year, during a stay at a hospital in Madrid, and was on the run for 5 months.
Morocco’s efforts against criminal network have received applause internationally.
In addition to their role in combating criminal networks, Morocco’s DGSN also combat irregular immigration, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and terrorism.