The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) proceeded on Wednesday, on the basis of information provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), to the arrest of a partisan element of the so-called “Daesh” organization active between Morocco and Spain and this, within the framework of the sustained efforts deployed to counter terrorist threats and thwart extremist projects which threaten the security and stability of the Kingdoms of Morocco and Spain. Spain.
This security operation carried out jointly with the Spanish “Guardia Civil” resulted in the simultaneous arrest of an element in the city of Nador by the special force under the DGST, and of his accomplice in the city of Lérida by this Spanish service, indicates a press release from the DGST.
The continuous security coordination between the two services revealed that the two suspects were linked to elements affiliated with the “Daesh” organization on the Syrian scene, as part of the preparation to carry out terrorist operations in Europe, on the basis of the instructions of the leaders of this terrorist organization, specifies the same source.
The investigations also confirmed that the two arrested individuals were in contact with an irregular immigration network to obtain false identity documents in order to use them in the execution of their terrorist projects, it adds.
The defendant arrested in Nador in the context of this case was placed in police custody in order to deepen the investigation carried out under the supervision of the prosecution in charge of terrorism cases, underlines the press release.
This joint operation once again demonstrates the importance of security cooperation in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism between the Kingdom of Morocco and its allies, in a regional and international context marked by the exacerbation of the terrorist threat, concludes the same source.