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Tangier: Arrest of an Italian wanted by Interpol

The elements of the National Criminal Police Brigade, in coordination with the Prefectural Service of the Judicial Police of Tangier, proceeded on Wednesday, on the basis of precise information provided by the services of the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST ), the arrest of a 56-year-old Italian national suspected of leading one of the networks of the Italian mafia “la Camorra”.

Suspected of committing criminal acts in the context of this mafia, including the blackmail of businessmen, violence, intentional homicide and international trafficking of drugs and psychotropic drugs, the Italian national was arrested in Tangier execution of an international arrest warrant issued against him by the Italian judicial authorities and pursuant to an international search notice pursuant to a red notice issued by Interpol, indicates the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) in a statement.

The respondent was placed in police custody at the disposal of the judicial investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office pending the examination of the extradition procedure to the Italian judicial authorities.

The arrest of the Italian national, who is the subject of an international search warrant, is part of the intensified efforts of the national security services in coordination with the Directorate-General for Territorial Surveillance with a view to consolidate mechanisms for international cooperation in the fight against transnational organized crime, as well as in the wake of the reinforcement of the prosecution and arrest of internationally wanted individuals.

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