Two Moroccan police officers accused of corruption and blackmail have been suspended amid a pending investigation.
Rabat – The Rabat Prefectural Police on September 29 opened a judicial investigation into two policemen belonging to Rabat’s motorcycle brigade.
The policemen are accused of corruption and blackmail.
According to the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), the police had received a complaint from a woman accusing the two police officers.
Following the complaint, the judicial police investigation, which was conducted under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office, resulted in the arrest of both policemen in flagrante delicto in possession of the sum of money they had blackmailed.
The police placed the two suspects in custody. The investigation is ongoing to gather further evidence in the case, says the DGSN’s statement.
Once the investigation is closed, the DGSN plans to enforce the disciplinary sanctions provided for in the laws governing National Security Services.
Since its launch, the hotline has received several calls and complaints concerning public employees.
One week after the hotline launch, the security services in Kenitra arrested an officer for receiving a MAD 2,000 bribe in exchange for keeping silent about other corruption deals.
A prior arrest had taken place at Marrakech airport. A security officer was caught receiving a bribe from two foreigners who were hoping for faster, more lenient security screening procedures.