Frenchman wanted for murder and drug trafficking arrested in Marrakech


Elements reporting to the Marrakech police headquarters arrested on Wednesday, on the basis of precise information provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance, a 35-year-old French national who was the subject of arrest warrants. international sanctions issued by the French judicial authorities for cases linked to intentional homicide and international drug trafficking, we learned from a security source.

The search operation in the database of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) revealed that the individual in question is the subject of an international wanted notice, under a “red notice” issued at the request of the French judicial authorities, for the execution of prison sentences handed down against him for his involvement in cocaine trafficking cases and participation in a homicide in the context of settling scores between trafficking gangs of drugs in France, the same source specifies.

The accused is also suspected of being involved in cases of forgery and use of forgery, the search operation carried out at his home in Marrakech at the time of his arrest having allowed the seizure of false identity documents ( French and foreigners) containing their personal data.

He was placed in police custody for the purposes of the ongoing investigation under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office to carry out the necessary investigations concerning the aspect relating to forgery and the use of forgery, while the National Central Bureau “Bureau d ‘Interpol in Rabat’ reporting to the General Directorate of National Security was responsible for notifying its counterpart in France of this arrest under the extradition procedure, the same source adds.

The arrest of the suspect is part of international security cooperation relations as well as the efforts made by the Moroccan security services in tracking down people wanted internationally in cases of transnational crime.

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