Today, Thursday, the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled a terrorist cell made up of three people, detaining supporters of the terrorist group ISIS.
The suspects were detained on the basis of precise information provided by the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) services for their alleged involvement in the creation of terrorist plans to gravely disrupt public order.
According to a statement from the BCIJ, members of the DGST Special Forces performed an interrogation and intervention in three different locations—Souk El Arbaa Gharb, Tetouan, and Larache—targeting the three suspects, who were between the ages of 19 and 28.
Searches performed in the houses of those arrested resulted in the seizure of knives, a number of manuscripts espousing Daech’s extreme ideology and inciting violence, as well as written publications tracing the terrorist operations of Daech-affiliated groups in the Sahel region, as well as materials and digital media that will be subjected to the appropriate technological expertise.
The investigation’s first findings indicate that the accused, who have vowed their “allegiance” to the terrorist group ISIS, were preparing to carry out a number of risky terrorist undertakings.
They created a variety of digital materials relevant to their terrorist plans to achieve this.
The research and investigations further showed that, after carrying out their terrorist plans in conjunction with and with the assistance of one of the components connected to this terrorist organization, the arrested suspects wanted to leave Morocco and join the Daech camps in the Sahel region.
For the objectives of the investigation being carried out by the BCIJ under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office in charge of terrorism cases, the members of this terrorist cell were taken into custody.
The statement ends that the arrest of these suspects occurs amid an increase in the terrorist threat and a readiness on the part of international terrorist groups and their regional affiliates to expand their nefarious activities.