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Moroccan police arrest Bitcoin terror suspect

Publish date: 08 July 2019
Issue Number: 831
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

The Moroccan Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation has arrested a Palestinian national suspected of using Bitcoin to fund terrorist organisations. The General Directorate of National Security said the unidentified suspect has acquired considerable experience in electronic currency transactions on several virtual trading platforms. A report on the Morocco World News site notes that he faces charges 'of receiving money from the public and carrying out unauthorised transactions'. He has been placed in pre-trial detention in Rabat.

Full report on the Morocco World News site