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Cablegate: Visas Viper for February 2008 Reporting Period

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VISAS VIPER

DEPARTMENT FOR INR/TIPOFF AND CA/VO/L/C

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR CMGT PINR PTER ASEC MO
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER FOR FEBRUARY 2008 REPORTING PERIOD

1. Members of the Embassy Rabat and Consulate General Casablanca
joint Visas Viper Committee met March 3, 2008. The meeting was
chaired by the DCM and was attended by CG, CONS, RAO, LEGATT, DAO,
POL and PD.

2. Discussion centered on the thirty five or thirty eight people
recently arrested in the Belliraj terrorist network case. Media
reports had listed thirty two individuals by name and other media
reports indicate an additional three or six possible arrests without
names being provided.

3. As per interim February Viper report (Casablanca 00045), Legatt
obtained the following 35 names, dates of birth and national
identity (CIN) numbers for the Belliraj network members. All were
born in Morocco and are Moroccan nationals. Abdelkader Belliraj is
also a citizen of Belgium. Other information obtained from media
sources (location and occupation) shows the range and diversity of
the Belliraj network:

1. BELLIRAJ, Abdelkader, Moroccan living in Belgium and (alleged
ringleader). 20-AUG-1957 S805694

2. CHIGHANNOU, Abdelghali, shopkeeper in Nador. 04-JUL-1957
S24601

3. KHOUCHIAA, Ahmed, former employee in a travel agency in Knitra.
00/00/1969 G309839

4. KHOULAIDI, Redouane, retired teacher in Casablanca.
25-MAY-1957 B340342

5. ERRAMACH, Abdellah, goldsmith in Casablanca. 00-00-1956
B744646

6. BENNOUH, Abdessamad, director of a telecommunications agency in
Casablanca, and associate of Mohamed El Yousfi.
00/00/1957 B164237

7. BEKHTI, Abdellatif, aka Abdellatif Saad, former resident in
Belgium. 09-NOV-1967 BX801854

8. YOUSSOUFI, Mohamed aka "Hamza", telecommunications technician in
Casablanca and associate of Abdessamad Bennouh. 17-JUN-1964
BH19923

9. THAMI, Mustapha, Former resident in Belgium, shopkeeper in
Casablanca and Tangier.
22-AUG-1967 A824617


10. BELLIRAJ, Salah, hotel manager in Marrakech.
14-JUL-1959 S805697

11. KALAM, Hassan, hotel waiter in Casablanca.
30-OCT-1962 B466103

12. MAYA, Brahim, Parking keeper in Casablanca.
05-MAY-1963 BE432804

13. AZERKI, Mohammed, computer scientist at the direction of
judicial assistance at the Hassan II foundation for Moroccans
residing abroad in Rabat.
22-SEP-1969 G224309

14. BENAIM, Adil, bricklayer assistant in Kenitra.
05-DEC-1980 G397300

15. LIHI, Samir, manager of the funds that were laundered by
Abdellatif El Bekhti in Casablanca, Agadir and Fez.
28-NOV-1978 BE717230

16. BRICHACH, Abdelaziz, spare parts seller in Casablanca.
15-APR-1979 S434225

17. LOKMAN, Mokhtar, notions seller in Rabat.
00/00/1958 A140890

18. BRIGHACH, Houssine, shopkeeper in Tangier and Kenitra.
10-JUN-1950 S14174

19. ABOURKHA, Abderrahim, teacher in a private school in Casablanca.
00/00/1961 BE1710

20. EL BAY, Jamal, shopkeeper in Oujda.
01-FEB-1958 F255170
21. SAID, Ali, unemployed, has fraud-related criminal record.
29-JAN-1964 A286524

22. ABROUK, Mohammed, woodworker.
00/00/1955 B261445

23. RACHID, Bouchaib, shop assistant in Knitra.
27-AUG-1974 G298019

24. EL MEROUANI, Mohammed, Manager in Ittissalat Al Maghrib.
16-OCT-1959 A131311


25. LMOUATASSIME, Mostafa, professor at the Ecole Normale Suprieure
in Casablanca.
04-NOV-1954 A92659

26. RAGALA, Mohammed Amine, professor at the Ecole Normale
Suprieure in Fez. 27-JAN-1959 K22062

27. SRITI, Abdelhafid, journalist, correspondent of Al Manar
channel. Q1-JAN-1965 A308060

28. BELEGHDECH, Mansour, professor.
24-DEC-1976 G344000


29. MA-EL AININ, ALAA BADELLAA pharmacist in Rabat.
16-JUL-1963 J144179

30. CHAABAOUI, Mohamed, police superintendent.
31-AUG-1962 A193291

31. TAKI IMRANI, Abdeladim, Pharmacy PhD holder in Casablanca.
10-DEC-1971 C462481

32. NAJIBI, Hamid, professor 08-NOV-1969 QA25894

33. BOUTAROUAINE, Abdellatif 27-JAN-1954 B539967

34. CHINE, Larbi 04-OCT-1963 BE202279

35. NADI, Abderrahim 02-NOV-1964 BJ52190

4. The Mission's Visas Viper Coordinator is Consular Chief Miguel
Ordonez.

GREENE

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