Police in Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport arrested dozens of international passengers attempting to traffic cocaine throughout last year.
Rabat – Police at the Mohammed V airport arrested a 22-year old Brazilian passenger, who was carrying one kilogram of cocaine in his stomach.
Security services arrested the Brazilian passenger upon his landing from a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The suspect was planning to travel to Paris. Police transferred the defendant to the Ibn Rochd University to take the cocaine capsules out of his stomach.
The suspect was placed in custody for further investigation.
Earlier this month, security services arrested a Nigerian national for attempting to smuggle 5.13 kilograms of cocaine.
Moroccan Police seized 1.65 tons of cocaine in 2018. Among other drugs seized were 1.5 million psychotropic and ecstasy pills and 52 tons of cannabis resin.