Rabat – After Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) seized an estimated 541 kilograms of cocaine in Casablanca’s port on Sunday, February 11, the laboratory of the Scientific Police revealed that the concentration ratio of the drug reaches 97 percent.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement sent to Morocco World News on Monday evening, that this concentration ratio reflects “the high value of the amount of drug seizure.”
In a statement, BCIJ announced that its forces managed to seize the large shipment of cocaine which was concealed in a container of goods from South America.
During the operation, BCIJ members arrested six suspects including a Brazilian national who is suspected to be the mastermind of the ring.
The police have also seized five cars that were prepared to transfer and then transport the seized cocaine. Significant sums of foreign and Moroccan currencies were also seized, added the statement.
The BCIJ investigation showed the danger posed by this particular criminal network, which likely has been taking advantage of Morocco’s unique strategic position that joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean, close to European countries, according to the statement.
Under the supervision of the public prosecutor, the investigation will continue to determine the full circumstances of the case and to arrest any other possible suspects involved.