Redouane Taghi, head of Mocro Maffia, is one of the most wanted men in Europe and is suspected of giving the order for the Cafe La Creme shooting in Marrakech in 2017.
Mocro Maffia is the largest drug trafficking network in Europe, operating in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain. Taghi was the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands for several years, with Interpol actively looking to arrest him, according to Dutch-speaking Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.
The Dutch-Moroccan criminal, known as De Neus, was at the head of the criminal network alongside Said Razzouki, another Dutch-Moroccan wanted by international police.
Both criminals started dealing drugs at a young age, before becoming the biggest importers of cocaine to the Netherlands and Belgium, having developed partnerships with South American drug cartels.
Authorities struggled to locate Taghi and still cannot locate Razzouki due to the numerous plastic surgeries they have both undergone to change their appearances, explained the Dutch authorities.
Dutch police advertised a €100,000 bounty for anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest of the two criminals. The prize represented the largest sum of money ever allocated for information by Dutch authorities.
The two men are also suspects in several homicides and assassinations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, and Morocco.
On November 2, 2017, two Dutch members of the mafia opened fire at Cafe La Creme in Marrakech and then fled the scene on a large motorcycle.
While the attack targeted the owner of the cafe, who was involved in drug trafficking, it caused the death of a young medical student and seriously injured his classmate.
Moroccan police linked the crime to the settling of accounts between drug cartels working between Morocco and the Netherlands.
Taghi is suspected of giving the order for the shooting.