Terrorism – One of Two Syrians Arrested in Sefrou & Mohammedia Involved in Money Transfer to Moroccan Daesh Fighters

The investigation carried out by the national judicial police Brigade, in coordination with the general Directorate of surveillance of national territory (DGST), regarding the two Syrian nationals arrested on March 21 in Mohammedia and Sefrou revealed the involvement of one of them in the transfer of large sums of money to Moroccan Daesh fighters.

According to a statement by the national police (DGSN), the suspect put his bank account in Morocco at the disposal of a money transfer agency in Syria run by a relative, in order to transfer and receive money in return for commissions on these illegal transactions.

In connection with this case, the same source reports the arrest of two Moroccans in the cities of Casablanca and Taounate, for having placed funds in the account of the Syrian national in 2017 and 2018, noting that he transferred this money to their relatives fighting in Syria, in coordination with the money transfer agency based in that country.

Regarding the second Syrian arrested, the investigation showed that he had received suspicious funds in his bank account, according to the same source.

This operation is part of the Moroccan authorities’ efforts to pursue suspect funds and dry up sources of terrorist financing, in accordance with UN recommendations and the relevant conventions signed.

The suspects were brought before the competent public prosecutor’s office, which decided to prosecute three under arrest and to place one of the Syrian nationals under judicial control and to prosecute him on bail.


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