Swiss-Spanish national arrested over brutal murder of two European tourists in Morocco

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CASABLANCA, Morocco

A dual Swiss-Spanish national has been arrested in Morocco for alleged involvement in the killings of two Scandinavian tourists.

According to a statement released by officials, the suspect, who has not been named, was detained in Marrakesh for allegedly trying to recruit Moroccans “to carry out terrorist plots”

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were murdered in December.

Their bodies were found in the High Atlas Mountains near a tourist spot.

Norwegian police have said a video appearing to show one of the tourists being beheaded was likely to be real.