Rabat – Moroccan police arrested a French-Algerian national on November 17. The suspect was the subject of an arrest warrant international drug trafficking.
French authorities issued an arrest warrant against the 28-year old suspect, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said.
The police arrested the suspect when he was preparing to leave Morocco. Having discovered that he was the subject of a red notice from the Interpol for his involvement in an international drug trafficking network, Moroccan police stopped the suspect from leaving the country.
Police put the suspect in custody in Tetouan, Northern Morocco for further investigation, pending an extradition procedure.
The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to combat cross-border crimes.
Morocco shares a regular partnership with France and other European countries, including in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.
Morocco also has an Interpol office in Rabat. The North African country has been a member of Interpol since June 17, 1957.
Police arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January 1 to September 15, according to the DGSN.
Police also seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives,1,161,000 psychotropic pills, 44 kilograms of cocaine and 6 kilograms of heroin.