The suspect has been the subject of a red notice from Interpol since August 5.
Rabat – Security services at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca arrested an Italian national subject of an international arrest warrant from Belgian judicial authorities.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that the 19-year-old suspect has been involved in an armed robbery.
Checking operations at the airport revealed that the suspect is the subject of a red notice issued on August 5 from Interpol, at the request of the Belgian judicial authorities.
Police arrested the suspect upon his arrival onboard a flight from Canada.
The red notice was issued with a view to applying a four-year prison sentence for his involvement in a case of the attempted robbery of two houses in March.
Police put the suspect in custody as part of the extradition procedure. Moroccan police also informed Belgian authorities of the suspect’s arrest.
The operation is part of Morocco’s security cooperation with its partners against transnational organized crime.