Authorities Dismantle British Prostitution Network Near Marrakech

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Morocco’s authorities have dismantled on December 5 a British prostitution network in the Haouz region near Marrakech and arrested Moroccans and British nationals.

The operation has been supervised by the Regional Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie and ordered by the Public Prosecutor in Marrakech. The latter received confidential information about six British nationals from Pakistani origins who engaged in group sex and notified the authorities, which headed for the villa after 10 PM.

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According to the Moroccan criminal law, the authorities are prohibited from raiding residential buildings between 9 pm and 6 am. Therefore, gendarmerie elements surrounded the villa until the doorkeeper opened the gate at 7 am. It then caught the people involved red-handed.

The arrest also included 2 ladies from Casablanca and others from Marrakech, in addition the British nationals.

The British nationals rented a furnished villa that is known in the area for hosting prostitution activities. The owner who uses the internet to promote his villa owns another house that he uses for the same reason according to the Arabic-language news source, Al-Sabah. None of these buildings is authorized for rent, it adds.

The owner has been placed under custody as the Royal Gendarmerie’s investigations are underway to uncover the details of the incident.

The ladies admitted accompanying the British nationals for prostitution purposes and that they were engaged in group sex for money.

The authorities also seized alcoholic beverages and pieces of hashish, and used interpretation services to communicate with and take the statements of the British nationals.

The arrested individuals have been referred to the Court of First Instance on Friday 6 for accusations including prostitution and hosting their activities in an unauthorized accommodation.

 

 

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