Twenty Individuals Arrested for Alleged Links with Illegal Immigration Network (National Police)

The National Police (DGSN) said Saturday in a statement that security interventions conducted by several search teams under the BNPJ in coordination with external services of the judicial police, have resulted in the arrest of all suspects in simultaneous operations in the cities of Nador, Oujda, Jerada, Martil, Rabat and Sala Al Jadida.


The searches carried out have allowed the seizure of a lot of documents and materials that would have been used for criminal purposes, added the DGSN, specifying that these include stamps, false stamps of public and banking institutions, falsified documents of visa application, passports in the name of others, receipts of money transfers, bank statements, computer equipment and electronics, a tear gas canister, large sums of money in national and foreign currencies, in addition to a quantity of drugs (chira).


According to the first elements of the investigation, the criminal modus operandi adopted by this network is the collection of variable sums of money from each would-be immigrant, in return for an appointment for a visa and a file containing falsified documents, added the same source, specifying that this criminal network facilitated the operations of illegal immigration by issuing to the candidates foreign travel documents obtained through theft operations.


The suspects were placed in custody ato complete the judicial investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office in order to determine all the ramifications of this criminal activity and to arrest all individuals involved in this case, in addition to detecting any possible collusion.


The dismantling of this illegal immigration network is part of the intense and sustained efforts made by the services of the DGSN and the DGST to counter illegal immigration networks and human trafficking.





Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse