Morocco : ”the man who never sleeps”

Abdellatif Hammouchi the Moroccan General Director of National Security © DR

Casablanca (ADV) – In a recent big headline by Spanish newspaper El País***, Moroccan head of the Directorate of National Security (DGSN–DGST), Abdellatif Hammouchi, has been honored for his contributions to maintaining national, regional, African, and European security.

El País states that Hammouchi is known among intelligence agencies as “the man who never sleeps”, and his contributions are not limited to only Morocco.

As a matter of fact, in Europe, Hammouchi played a role in finding the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, specifically in Spain and France. It is due in part to his support that individuals involved in the deadly Barcelona attacks of August 17, 2017, as well as the Paris attacks of November 13, 2015, were found.

Hammouchi has previously been named an officer of the Legion of Honor in France as well as being awarded the Honorary Cross of Police Merit from Spain.

As an advisor to King Mohammed VI in affairs of terrorism and the head of both the DGSN and DGST, two security corps in Morocco, officials in Europe hope he maintains his position for many years to come. El País, a Spanish publication that recently published an article about him stated, “The security of Europe is linked to cooperation with (him).”

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