Technical and scientific expertise carried out on all the equipment and products seized, following the failure of an imminent terrorist plan and the dismantling of an extremist cell affiliated with “Daesh” active in the city of Tangier , revealed that they enter, after their mixing, in the preparation and the making of explosive devices, indicated, Sunday evening, the Central Office of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) under the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance ( DGST).
As part of the investigation conducted by the BCIJ following the failure, on October 6, of an imminent terrorist plan and the dismantling of an extremist cell affiliated with “Daesh” active in the city of Tangier, the national laboratory of scientific and technical police at the Institute of Forensic Sciences of the National Security carried out a technical and scientific expertise in order to analyze and examine the nature, as well as the uses of the products and chemical samples seized in as part of this case, said the same source in a statement.
Thus, the technical and scientific appraisals carried out on all the equipment and products seized revealed that they enter, after their mixing, in the preparation and manufacture of explosive devices, including two cans of sulfur considered as reducing product and flammable and four bottles of high-acid hydrochloric acid, used as a chemical catalyst in the manufacture of certain explosive products, in addition to a container of three liters of concentrated bleach containing sodium hypochlorite, the statement said.
The technical expertise carried out also looked into the examination of the uses of a set of metal and electrical products seized from one of the members of this terrorist cell, including two kilograms of nails over 3cm in length, which can be used as projectiles when placed inside explosive devices, as well as electrical circuits composed of copper wires and lamps connected to switches and small batteries, forming part of the device used to trigger detonation, besides a high-voltage halogen bulb, used as a spark causing the explosion when its protective glass is shattered and exposed to high voltage, according to the BCIJ.
The results of these scientific and technical expertises were included in a detailed expert report made available to the BCIJ so that it could be backed up by the procedures of the judicial investigation carried out under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office, in charge of terrorism cases. , concluded the same source.