Rabat - Customs officers have dismantled four operations smuggling luxury products into Tangier.
Rabat – Customs officers have dismantled four operations smuggling luxury products into Tangier.
Customs officers seized 1,003 perfumes of various brands in a foreign car that was attempting to enter Morocco without a permit or paying import taxes. Officers also seized a €33,000 watch from a Moroccan citizen who they claimed attempted to illegally smuggle the watch into the country.
A Moroccan living abroad also tried to bring in 13 smartphones and two electronic tablets illegally, but Tangier police officers stopped him.
The police also arrested a sub-Saharan migrant residing in Spain who attempted to enter Morocco with a car with falsified papers. An investigation is still underway.
Tangier’s police and customs officers have been recently under a lot of pressure with the increase in undocumented migrations, drug trafficking, and criminal activities.
Just last week, Tangier’s cybercrimes brigade dismantled a criminal network involved in fraud, counterfeit, and hacking. In early September, Tangier customs officers also seized 28 kilograms of cannabis.