Based on intel provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), the National Judicial Police Brigade (BNPJ) arrested the suspect on August 23. The suspect holds an Israeli passport.
The criminal police suspected that the individual was closely linked to a criminal network involved in the falsification of Moroccan IDs and passports. The network, dismantled on March 21, included 5 Israeli passport-holders.
According to a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), the 52-year-old suspect may have obtained a Moroccan ID and passport using false documents via the services of the dismantled criminal network.
After checking the International Criminal Police Organization’s (Interpol) database, Moroccan police discovered that the suspect was the subject of an international arrest warrant under a red notice issued by Interpol on January 17, 2019.
The suspect was involved in several murders as well as an attempted murder in settling accounts between organized crime networks, says the DGSN statement.
The suspect was placed in police custody under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office. The investigation to determine all the circumstances of the case is ongoing.