Local and international news outlets said that police have not yet identified the source of the cocaine.
Rabat – Moroccan security services have seizes tons of cocaine on the Sidi Rahal beach, 123 kilometers south of Rabat in the province of Berrechid.
Local and international media reported on Monday, August 12, that security services arrived at the beach to seize three tons of cocaine concealed in several packages.
Police have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the case.
Local news outlets reported that the origin and destination of the cocaine are still unknown.
The media outlet added that the cocaine incident came only a week after 37 cocaine packets were found on the beach between the cities of Sale and Mehdia near Rabat.
A report from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) found that cocaine is one of the most common drugs in Morocco. The report recalled Morocco’s recent operations as part of the crackdown on drug trafficking. According to INCB Morocco seized 541 kilograms of cocaine in February 2018 in Casablanca.
In December 2018 when the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) arrested an international drug trafficking network and seized 1 ton of cocaine.
Morocco has put in place programs to offer treatment to drug addicts.
Morocco’s health ministry has said that 27,620 drug addicts received treatment at rehabilitation centers in 2018.