Moroccan convict uses YouTube to share stories of a life of crime

Moroccan former prisoners have moved out of their jail cells into the social media spotlight by sharing their thug life experiences on YouTube, making them minor celebrities. “You had to be a real ace to sell drugs in prison like I did,” boasts Mohamed Moustadraf, 48, one of a host of ex-cons turned online storytellers. A former drug trafficker with tattooed arms, a ponytail, a tracksuit and a big gold watch, he has served a total of 23 years behind bars. He is one of around 20 ex-con YouTubers now active in the North African country, many of them notching up millions of views. They regale the…

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