A Swiss man arrested in Morocco in connection with the brutal murder of two Scandinavian tourists has a criminal record and is suspected of being radicalised, according to the newspaper 20 Minutes.
The man from Geneva has a criminal record for crimes committed between 2007 and 2013. His crimes include drug offenses, theft, burglary, property damage, aggression and domestic violence.
A Fedpol spokesperson confirmed information published by Tribune de Geneve, that the man had left Switzerland and moved to Morocco in 2015.
Moroccan authorities suspect the man, a dual national of Switzerland and Spain, of being indoctrinated by idealogical extremism and taking part in the recruitment of Moroccan citizens and individuals from sub Saharan Africa to plan terrorist attacks in Morocco, said the newspaper.
Swiss federal authorities are in close contact with authorities in Morocco, Spain, Denmark and Norway.