Spain Investigations 31 Moroccans for Driver’s License Fraud


Rabat  – Spanish security services are investigating 31 Moroccan nationals over driver’s license fraud.

Spanish news outlet Diario de Almeria reported on October 9 that the suspects have been allegedly falsifying Moroccan driver’s licenses for 250 to 3,000, according to Diario de Almeria.

The suspects then use the permits to convince Spanish authorities that they are authorized to drive and swap the falsified Moroccan permit for a Spanish one.

The news outlet added that the investigation started at the beginning of 2018 when the Almeria Province’s Traffic Headquarters noticed a forgery.

All 31 of the suspects live in El Jido and La Majonera in Spain..

The Spanish Criminal Code “defines fraud as obtaining undue profit from the victim using deception.”

If convicted of fraud, the suspects could face  up to three years behind bars and a fine.

“The prison sentence can be increased to up to eight years if there have been certain aggravating circumstances,” the Law Reviews reported.