The suspect is the subject of an official request for extradition from Algerian judicial services.
Rabat – Moroccan police in Fez have arrested a 36-year old Algerian national suspected of drug trafficking.
According to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), the suspect is the subject of an official request for extradition from the Algerian judicial services for his alleged involvement in a criminal network active in international drug trafficking.
DGSN said that the suspect was arrested as he was completing the procedure for obtaining a residence card in Morocco.
Data showed that the subject had an international arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in trafficking hashish seized in Algeria in 2018.
Moroccan police put the suspect in custody for further investigation, pending the extradition process.
The arrest of the suspect is part of Morocco’s efforts to fight criminal networks and drug trafficking. The arrest is also in line with Morocco’s strategy to strengthen international cooperation to combat terrorism and cross border crimes.