The National Criminal Police Brigade (BNPJ) opened a criminal investigation on Saturday night under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office regarding alleged professional misconduct and criminal acts attributed to police officers charged with escorting a foreign national subject of extradition proceedings to the Norwegian authorities.
According to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), police officers under the Provincial Police of Salé, responsible for escorting the foreign national of the prison Al Arjat to the airport of Marrakech-Menara, place of extradition, are suspected of serious professional misconduct.
These officials are believed to have facilitated direct contact between the foreign national and six of his friends during the trip from Salé to Marrakech airport, adds the same source, stating that the police, having committed such serious professional misconduct, received in return a sum of money.
The investigation, led by the BNPJ, concerns all the police officers in charge of the escort, the six Scandinavian citizens, five of Moroccan origin and one of Iraqi origin, having corrupted the police to help them communicate directly with the foreign national who is the subject of the extradition proceedings, as well as anyone involved in these criminal acts, adds the DGSN.
On the basis of the results of the investigation, the DGSN will determine the responsibilities in a precise way and decide on the necessary administrative disciplinary sanctions, the statement concludes.