The DGSN services carried out thousands of arrest operations in twelve days in October.
Rabat – The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has announced the arrest of a total of 8,225 people between October 10 and 21 in Casablanca.
The DGSN said that police arrested 6,094 suspects who were caught red handed in unspecified crimes.
The statement added that the police arrested 2,131 people who were subjects of national search warrants.
During the arrest operations, police also seized several tools used to “undermine safety” of citizens, including 305 knives.
Police also seized 200 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives, as well as 192 grams of cocaine, and 8,615 of psychotropic tables within the reported period.
The statement specified that Casablanca police seized 5,075 bottles of smuggled alcohol, 210 cases of anaesthesia, 201 mobile phones, and 56 vehicles ”used or obtained for criminal acts.”
The DGSN said that its operations focused on the interception of individuals wanted for various crimes, especially criminal acts that undermine the security of citizens, such as theft with violence or under threat, physical and sexual assaults.
The police report said that several units contributed to the operations, including judicial police, rapid intervention units, and the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
The operations are part of the DGSN’s strategy to combat crimes and drug trafficking, and to ensure the security of citizens, the statement concluded.