He was allegedly involved in national currency falsification.
Rabat – Police in Tangier arrested a 32-year old Egyptian on Thursday, October 31, for his involvement in currency forgery.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported that the Egyptian national was in possession of MAD 200 notes with a total value of MAD 14,600.
Police seized two printers and other equipment used for cutting banknotes, as well as computer devices.
Police put the suspect in custody for further investigation in order to formally prosecute the suspect.
The operation is part of Morocco’s strategy to fight against forgery and scams.
In June, Morocco arrested five British citizens for currency forgery.
In 2018, DGSN recorded 2,285 cases of scams or fraud that led to the arrest of 3,136 suspects. So far this year, police recorded 1,397 similar cases and the cases led to 982 arrests.
The DGSN reassured citizens that they have teams trained to investigate and deal with scam cases, along with technological tools that can help to arrest the suspects.