The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), under the Directorate-General for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), has in coordination with the relevant Spanish security services, carried out the dismantling of a criminal network suspected of embezzling important sums of money from bank accounts domiciled in several international banking institutions, using techniques and malwares with the complicity of a group of call center employees.
A statement from the BCIJ said on Tuesday that the dismantling of this criminal network, based on precise information provided by the services of the DGST, is part of efforts to strengthen international security cooperation in the fight against terrorism and against cross-border organized crime.
The investigation procedures conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office allowed the arrest of 16 individuals in the cities of Casablanca, Meknes, Khénifra, Oujda, Marrakech and El Hajeb, for their alleged links with this criminal network, in addition to their relationship with a network bustling in Spain, the statement added, noting that all targeted banking institutions have been identified.
The searches resulted in the seizure of electronic equipment and equipment used in these criminal acts as well as large sums of money from these criminal activities, according to the same source.
The defendants were placed in police custody at the disposal of the investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office, while investigations and investigations are continuing to challenge other individuals who may be involved in these criminal acts, concludes the press release.