Morocco, Marrakech Police Arrest Dutch National in Passport Fraud Case

Moroccan Passport
A woman holding a Moroccan passport

Police in Marrakech arrested a 48-year old Dutch man for falsifying and selling foreign passports.

The Police were working in collaboration with Morocco’s Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST). The arrest took place on Wednesday June 12.

Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) seized multiple digital and computer equipment belonging to the suspect, as well as printing and lamination machines used to falsify passports.

The suspect is in custody awaiting further investigations led by the Public Prosecutor.

Earlier this year, Morocco’s National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) dismantled a network of 5 suspects accused of selling fake documents. The leaders of the network were Moroccan nationals.

Two of the suspects are subjects of Interpol red notices and have been found to have similar networks in other countries, according to a statement by DGSN.

Investigations have concluded that the network were active in selling false Moroccan IDs to non-Moroccan Jews.