French Interior Minister thanks Moroccan security after arrest of Frenchman, one of the biggest international drug traffickers

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French Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin commented on the arrest of an internationally wanted French citizen, arrested by Moroccan security services in the city of Casablanca, praising their efficiency and noting their cooperation.

The French Minister of the Interior tweeted on his official account on the “X” site: “One of the biggest drug traffickers in Marseille has been arrested in Morocco. I congratulate the police officers who continue to tirelessly fight drug trafficking. Thank you to our cooperation with the Moroccan authorities whom I thank, as well as for a directive taken to “deal today a hard blow to drug trafficking”.

Friday March 8, members of the Research and Intervention Service of the National Judicial Police Brigade were able to arrest a 34-year-old French citizen, because he is the subject of an international arrest warrant issued by the French authorities in cases related to the formation of criminal networks active in international drug trafficking.

The suspect was arrested as part of a precise security operation, which aimed to monitor and identify all possible places where the person concerned disappeared in several Moroccan cities, before being arrested in the city of Casablanca.

Preliminary data available indicates that the arrested French citizen was wanted internationally under a red notice issued by the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, at the request of French judicial authorities, because he was suspected of leading several criminal networks active in international drug trafficking and money laundering.

The French suspect was held in theoretical custody, before being presented to the competent public prosecutor’s office in the city of Casablanca, on the morning of Saturday March 9, pending the terms of the extradition procedure.

The arrest of the suspect constitutes the culmination of relations of security cooperation and exchange of information between the interests of the Directorate General of National Security and the French National Police, within the framework of international cooperation mechanisms in the field. of security.

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