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Who is the Spanish-Swiss arrested in Morocco?

As part of the investigation by the Moroccan authorities into the murder of two Scandinavian tourists, the police announced last week the arrest of a Swiss national who also holds Spanish nationality. But who is he?

The man has a heavy judicial record, report several Spanish media. He had been sentenced in several cases between 2007 and 2013 including theft, drug trafficking, assault and domestic violence. When the police suspect him of wanting to join radical groups, they take the direction of Morocco in 2015 to settle.

According to the Moroccan authorities, the man trained some defendants in this case to the communication tools via the new applications and trained them in shooting, indicated the Central Bureau of judicial investigation (BCIJ) in a press release.

For its part, the Swiss news agency ATS claims that Spain and Switzerland are in very close contact with Morocco in the context of this survey, as is also the case for Denmark and Norway, from which the two victims.

The two tourists, Denmark’s Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norway’s Maren Ueland, 28, were killed on December 17 by four people near Imlil, an area known for mountain tourism.

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