Rabat - Moroccan police aborted one of the the biggest and most dangerous cocaine trafficking operation in Morocco’s history, the central bureau for judicial research said on Sunday.
Rabat – Moroccan police aborted one of the the biggest and most dangerous cocaine trafficking operation in Morocco’s history, the central bureau for judicial research said on Sunday.
The smuggling operation was supposed to bring in an unprecedented amount of Cocaine to Morocco through Al-Dakhla, coming from a Latin America country.
The owner of the boat carrying the drugs, entitled ZHAR2, B-634, is also accused in another drug case, according to the centre statement.
Preliminary investigations have led to arrest of two who are believed to be the owners of the boat.
The centre says the two were previously tried in a case of smuggling drugs and are also exploiting some fish exporting companies to cover up for their drugs business.
Both defendants were referred to the prosecution pending further investigations. “This comes as part of the centre’s efforts in combating security challenges and organised crimes,” the statement added.
Nearly thirty tonnes of cannabis have been confiscated in Morocco between January and April 2016, the National Office for the fight against drug addiction said.
But this amount, according to the office, signals a decline of about 21 percent, compared to last year.
58 drug smugglers have been arrested as Moroccan security officials scale up efforts to arrest them. Foreigners are among those smugglers.