Police arrest Beninese national subject of international arrest warrant issued by US

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The Marrakech judicial police managed, on Monday, to arrest a 29-year-old Beninese national pursuant to the international arrest warrant issued against him by the judicial authorities of the United States of America for his alleged involvement in cases of fraud.

Checks against Interpol's database revealed that he is the subject of a Red Notice issued by the International Criminal Police Organization on 22 October, said Tuesday the national police (DGSN) in a statement, adding that the individual is suspected of involvement in the falsification of identity and banking documents and their use to provide false tax returns, which enabled him to obtain tax compensation amounting to US$873,703.

The suspect has been remanded in police custody, pending a decision on his extradition to the US judicial authorities, the same source added.

This arrest is part of the activation of bilateral cooperation with the US authorities in the field of security, as well as the strengthening of mechanisms for the search and prosecution of persons wanted internationally for organized crime, including cases of financial corruption, the statement concluded.

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