Rabat - Police has dismantled a cocaine trafficking network allegedly composed of young members of very wealthy Moroccan families.
Rabat – Police has dismantled a cocaine trafficking network allegedly composed of young members of very wealthy Moroccan families.
Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) busted a band of cocaine dealers active in Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakech, run by “rich kids,” according to Arabic daily Al-Massae in its weekend issue.
A thorough investigation revealed that the band of criminals was mostly illicitly selling to international traffickers at the Morocco-Algeria borderline in order to target drug users from Sub-Saharan countries, the daily reported.
The same source added that these young and wealthy cocaine dealers mobilized large amounts of drugs as their client list was numerous, both in and outside of Morocco.
The accused have been monitored and ‘wanted’ by the authorities for a long time, yet their alleged ‘rich’ status had made it challenging for the police to locate the network’s hub.
According to the daily, police managed to finally dismantle the network following the arrest of several sub-Saharan citizens who were found living in Rabat without a residence permit.
The detention of these illegal immigrants reportedly involved with the same cocaine trafficking network across the Moroccan-Algeria border, finally led to the discovery of the active cell of ‘rich kids’.
Moreover, according to the same source, the cocaine dealers had been trafficking at several of Morocco’s trendiest places, such as luxury restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Rabat, Marrakech and Casablanca.
Further investigation of the suspects revealed a connection between this band of criminals to another three people accused of belonging to different drug trafficking network in the country’s capital, the daily informed.
Last Thursday, Tangier police arrested an Algerian citizen, key member of an active criminal network in Morocco’s northern regions.
The Algerian man had allegedly been living in Tangier for the last ten years. Police discovered the suspect was associated with a group of criminals ‘under 30’ accused of smuggling and selling alcohol and drugs in the black market.