Making false reports to the police is a crime under Moroccan law.
Rabat – An 18-year-old student is in custody after he called Fez police to report a fake bomb threat.
The student falsely reported to police the presence of two bombs inside a home in the Labita neighborhood. Security services reacted quickly to the call, treating it as an emergency. The police opened a thorough investigation into the threat, according to a statement by Morocco’s Directorate General of National Security (DGSN).
The investigation then revealed that the student had made a false report, a crime under Moroccan law.
Security is a top concern in Morocco, particularly regarding terrorist or bomb threats. In the wake of terror attacks in Casablanca and Marrakech in 2015, Morocco launched its Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), one of the region’s much-lauded security services. The BCIJ has since dismantled dozens of terror cells linked to ISIS.
An investigation is underway to determine the student’s motives.