Spanish Police Arrest Moroccan on French Warrant for Drug Trafficking

Rabat – Spanish police have arrested a 38-year-old Moroccan in Tarifa, southern Spain, who was the subject of a European warrant.French authorities, according to Europa Press, issued a European arrest warrant for the Moroccan who is suspected of committing “crimes of drug trafficking and participation in a criminal network.”The network, according to Spanish media, is suspected of trafficking cannabis between Morocco and European countries, such as France, Spain, and Belgium, by bus. La Vanguardia reported that the suspect was stopped by the police when he was planning to leave Spain for Morocco. The port of Tarifa operates daily ferries to Morocco.The police said in a statement that the suspect could receive a sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted, for crimes of trafficking drugs and for a connection with a criminal network.Morocco and Spain share strong cooperation in countering terrorism and fighting transnational criminal networks.Read also: Morocco Refuses to Receive Moroccan Criminal from BelgiumIn March, Moroccan police arrested a Spanish national in Tetouan, northern Morocco, who was the subject of an international arrest warrant from the Spanish judicial police and an Interpol red notice.After King Felipe VI of Spain’s visit to Morocco in February, Spain and Morocco signed an agreement to combat terrorism; track down terrorist financing; and fight drug trafficking, human trafficking, arbitrary arrest and detention, property crimes, money laundering, illicit trade of firearms, explosives, and nuclear materials. read more