A 42-year-old Nigerian was arrested on Sunday by the Moroccan security service for human trafficking and sexual exploitation of migrants.
According to Morocco World News, an online news outlet covering events in Morocco and across the world, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), Morocco, stated in a statement that the suspect is also linked to cyber fraud (using bank data to embezzle funds), as well as forgery of travel documents.
“Police arrested the suspect in Casablanca on the basis of a search warrant issued by the judicial police in Oujda, in the Oriental region. The search warrant came after the suspect’s link with a criminal gang involved in fraudulent access to the information system of a banking institution to transfer funds,” the statement revealed.
The Moroccan security service explained that investigations uncovered the suspect’s involvement in the organisation of irregular migration operations and exploitation of female would-be irregular migrants.
The suspect had been on INTERPOL’s red list since April, at the instance of the Spanish law enforcement authorities, according to the DGSN.
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