The suspects were also subject to arrest warrants for kidnapping, ransom demand, and drug trafficking.
Rabat – Tangier police arrested three criminals on Friday, October 18 for stealing motorcycles. The suspects, armed with swords, had threatened to stab their victims during the robberies.
The police were able to apprehend the suspects thanks to a report from one of the victims. According to a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), Tangier police arrested the suspects in the car used to commit their crimes.
— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) October 18, 2019
Police later learned that the suspects were also the subject of national arrest warrants for kidnapping, ransom demands, and drug trafficking. The suspects were also linked to two other motorcycle robberies that took place the morning of the arrest.
Police recovered two stolen motorcycles and seized the suspects’ vehicle. Police also found false license plates, a tear gas canister, and four swords upon searching the vehicle.
According to the DGSN statement, the three suspects are in custody while police continue the investigation into the case. There is an ongoing operation to arrest a fourth suspect.