BCIJ: Dismantling of Terrorist Cell of Three Individuals

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) carried out Thursday, March 9, based on accurate information provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), the dismantling of a terrorist cell that includes three individuals of the terrorist organization Daesh, for their alleged involvement in the planning of terrorist attacks to seriously disturb the public order.

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) reported that elements of the Special Forces of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) carried out the intervention and arrest procedures in separate and simultaneous operations, targeting the three suspects, aged between 19 and 28 years, in Souk El Arbaa of El Gharb, Tetouan, and Larache.

The searches carried out in the homes of those arrested seized knives, several manuscripts advocating the extremist thought of Daesh and encouraging violence, as well as written documents on terrorist activities of groups under Daesh in the Sahel region, in addition to materials and digital media that will be subjected to the necessary technical expertise.

The searches carried out in the homes of those arrested seized knives, several manuscripts advocating the extremist ideology of Daesh and encouraging violence, as well as written documents on terrorist activities of groups affiliated to Daesh in the Sahel region, in addition to materials and digital media, which will be subjected to the necessary technical expertise.

Preliminary information from the investigation indicated that the suspects, who professed their allegiance to the terrorist organization Daesh, were planning to execute a series of dangerous terrorist projects. For this purpose, they prepared several digital materials related to their terrorist plans.

The Central Bureau (BCIJ) further underlined that these investigations revealed that the suspects were planning to flee Morocco to join the camps of Daesh in the Sahel region, after executing their terrorist plans, with the help of one of the groups affiliated with Daesh, noting that the suspects were taken into custody for investigation, under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office on terrorism, in order to disclose this cell’s divisions, and identify its plans and disruptive schemes.

The Central Bureau’s (BCIJ) statement concluded that the arrest of these suspects occurs in a context marked by the rise of terrorist threats and the commitment of global terrorist organizations and their regional affiliates to increasing their disruptive operations.

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