The elements of the judicial police, arrested Wednesday evening, on the basis of precise information provided by the elements of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), seven individuals operating in the city of Kenitra, for their presumed links with a criminal network involved in organizing illegal immigration, human trafficking and drug trafficking.
Four suspects were arrested in Kenitra in the act of preparing an illegal immigration operation by sea for the benefit of 22 candidates, including two minors, said Thursday a press release from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN). , adding that the search and search operations made it possible to find 14 kg and 745 g of chira as well as sums of money in European currencies, inside a car used by the organizers of this illegal operation.
The research and investigations in progress within the framework of this case, carried out in coordination with the elements of the Royal Maritime Gendarmerie, resulted in the arrest of the other suspects on the edge of an artisanal boat, on the high seas, facing the rural area Sidi Boughaba, continues the DGSN, stating that the search operations carried out inside the boat led to the seizure of 8 jerry cans containing 60 liters of fuel.
The seven accused and the candidates for illegal immigration were subjected to the procedures of the judicial inquiry, carried out by elements of the National Brigade of the Judicial Police under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office, with a view to determining the ins and of this case as well as the ramifications and possible links of this network on a national or international scale, concludes the press release.