Morocco and Spain strengthen judicial cooperation

Morocco and Spain have signed a memorandum of understanding last Monday in Rabat to strengthen bilateral judicial cooperation.

The memorandum signed by Morocco and Spain provides for the exchange of information and forensic expertise, as well as the extradition of convicted persons and the transfer of prisoners, so that they can serve their sentences in the country of origin its full service life.

The document was signed in Rabat by the Moroccan Justice Minister, Mohamed Aujjar, and its Spanish counterpart, Rafael Catala, during a working visit to Morocco. The two ministers, who a comprehensive meeting with the delegations of the two countries have chaired, welcome the rich and diversified cooperation in the fight against organised crime, terrorism, illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

The Moroccan prison population in Spain is estimated at more than 2,000 people who have been convicted of various crimes, including terrorism, while about 20 detainees are Spanish. They are locked up in Tangier and are generally for drug trafficking, reports Lefr360.