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Watches stolen from the Palace: A Jordanian handed over to Morocco by Interpol

A Jordanian national has been brought to justice for his alleged involvement in the theft of watches case at the Royal Palace in Marrakech.

The man, resident abroad, was handed over by Interpol to the National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) in charge of the investigation, which referred him to the public prosecutor to answer the accusation of concealment and theft.

He is suspected of having bought valuables stolen knowingly from their origin from two young Casablanca residents.

The transaction, carried out in Istanbul, would have brought in several hundred thousand dirhams. “The watches, four in total, sold to the Jordanian citizen, had previously been sold with the rest of the lot stolen from jewelers in Rabat, Salé, Casablanca and other cities, before ending up in the hands of two young people specializing in the gold trade”.

The cleaning lady, behind the thefts and sentenced with her main accomplice to 15 years in prison, had stolen since 2013 no less than 36 luxury watches that she was able to resell to several jewelers in Salé, Casablanca and Fez.

Fifteen people have already been tried in this case with sentences ranging from 4 to 15 years.

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