Police arrested the suspect upon his arrival at the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca.
Rabat – Police at the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca arrested a 33-year old Senegalese national on Sunday, November 17. The suspect was the subject of an international arrest warrant.
Mauritanian judicial authorities issued the arrest warrant against the suspect, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement.
Moroccan police arrested the Senegalese national upon his arrival at the airport from Italy. The suspect is also subject t of a red notice from the Interpol for fraud.
Police put the suspect in custody for further investigation, pending an extradition procedure.
The arrest is part of Morocco’s efforts to fight cross border crimes.
The country’s security approach is based on cooperation with Interpol and other international partners.
This is not the first time Moroccan police have arrested a suspect who is subject of an international arrest warrant.
Interpol has an office in Rabat and Morocco has been a member of the international organization since June 17, 1957.
On November 12, the police arrested a 47-year old Spanish national on November 12. The suspect was subject to an international arrest warrant from Spain.