Moroccan authorities reported on Thursday that they arrested a Lebanese national and a member of the Hezbollah party over charges of committing fraud and identity theft.
The 57-year-old man is accused of defrauding money from several victims in Morocco. He also allegedly used stolen French and Portuguese passports, as well as fooling his victims by claiming he is a manager of foreign companies.
The Hezbollah member is also featured on the Interpol list of wanted criminals.
Upon intelligence provided by the National Security Directorate, (DGST), the National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested the suspect in Casablanca over charges of fraud, identity theft, and possession of identity documents and passports reported stolen.
According to the security forces that arrested the Hezbollah member, they found at his residence two stolen French and Portuguese passports, registered as stolen in the database of Interpol, several identity documents, French driving licenses with Portuguese, French, and Italian names, as well as an unspecified amount of money in foreign currency and local Dirham.
The investigations are being currently run in coordination with Interpol as well as with the countries concerned to determine the circumstances of the declaration of the theft of the seized passports.