Undercover Female Cops Patrol Marrakech to Combat Prostitution

Casablanca – The police in Marrakech, Morocco have adopted a controversial practice designed to put an end to prostitution in the southern city: Female policewomen in civilian clothes are currently patrolling the streets of the Red City hunting down nocturnal sex workers. More than 25 women were recently arrested in Marrakech for soliciting prostitution, according to daily Assabah’s Monday report. The arrestees were apprehended by a new corp of “undercover female cops” assigned to address prostitution in Marrakech, according to the same source.Police said the suspects were arrested for solicitation and drunkenness. The arrestees were subsequently brought before the public prosecutor before they were released on bail. Most of the arrestees were women from outside Marrakech, mainly from Agadir, Casablanca, Essaouira, and other Moroccan cities.According to Assabah, the new arrest campaign, which aims at combating prostitution, consists of sending female police officers in civilian clothes to the most popular streets in Marrakech, where there are more tourists than other areas in the city. Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more