Customs police in Tangier seized €107,050 at the Tanger-Med Port.
Rabat – Following routine searches on the weekend, customs aborted an attempt to carry €107,050 in undeclared cash into Morocco.
The suspect, a Moroccan national living in Spain, concealed the cash in his luggage to avoid filing a report of international transportation of currency, Tanger-Med customs reported Tuesday.
According to the port’s customs, a similar operation arrested another Moroccan national residing in Italy who attempted to smuggle approximately €17,600 in undeclared cash aboard a car with Italian plates.
Customs also seized, in two separate operations this weekend, €18,200 and €45,200 in cash transported by two Moroccan nationals returning from Italy.
Earlier this month, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) thwarted an attempt to smuggle large quantities of ecstasy pills into Morocco.
In April, authorities arrested a truck driver in Tangier-Med while trying to transport 53 kilograms of cannabis to Spain. An x-ray gave away the drugs concealed between the truck frame and the engine cooling system.