The arrest operation followed a raid on a network of eight people by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) on December 24.
Rabat – Judicial police have carried out a security operation, leading to the arrest of three suspects for their alleged links to a criminal network involved in organizing irregular migration and human trafficking in Kenitra, near Rabat.
The police arrested the suspects at a house in the city. They were accompanied by six would-be migrants aged between 17 and 53, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said.
The search operation resulted in the seizure of a rented car and MAD 48,700.
Preliminary investigations found that one of the suspects is the subject of a search warrant from the judicial police in Beni Mellal for his alleged involvement in a case of forgery.
Police put the suspects in custody for further investigation to identify all accomplices involved in the case.
The operation followed a security raid by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) against an eight-suspect network active in irregular migration.
The BCIJ arrested all of the suspects in December 2019.
The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to combat irregular migration and human trafficking.
In its annual crime statistics, the DGSN said that police arrested 505 organizers of undocumented migration who were part of 62 human trafficking networks.
In 2019, the DGSN arrested 27,317 people attempting to migrate irregularly. The majority, 20,141, were not Moroccan citizens.