In a joint security operation between Morocco and Spain, the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations, acting on intelligence provided by the General Directorate of National Security, successfully apprehended a suspected ISIS member today.
The individual in question was operating between Morocco and Spain, and the operation is part of ongoing efforts to neutralize terrorist threats and thwart extremist plans that endanger the security and stability of both Morocco and Spain.
The coordinated security efforts between the two countries resulted in the arrest of the suspect in the city of Nador by the Special Forces of the General Directorate of National Security, simultaneously with the detention of their accomplice in Lleida by the Spanish Civil Guard.
According to investigations, the suspects were linked to elements affiliated with ISIS in Syria, indicating their involvement in planning terrorist acts within Europe, following instructions from the terrorist organization’s leadership.
Furthermore, the investigations revealed that the detainees were in contact with an illegal immigration network, attempting to obtain forged identity documents for use in their terrorist activities. The suspect arrested in Nador is currently under provisional custody, and the case is being further investigated under the supervision of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in charge of terrorism cases.
This joint operation underscores the significance of intelligence-driven security cooperation in combatting terrorism and violent extremism, reaffirming the commitment of Morocco and its allies in the regional, national, and global context, in the face of the growing terrorist threat.