The 22-year-old arrived on a flight from Lisbon, Portugal, with cocaine in his shoes.
Rabat – Police at the Marrakech airport have arrested a 22-year-old Brazilian in possession of 600 grams of cocaine, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
After performing an ultrasound on the suspect, police found capsules of cocaine in the Brazilian’s intestines, Maghreb Arab Press reported. The suspect had also hidden cocaine in his athletic shoes.
Authorities took the man to a hospital for medical personnel to remove the cocaine capsules. The public prosecutor’s office has also opened an investigation into the suspect.
The Brazilian arrived on a TAP Air Portugal flight from Lisbon.
In August, Moroccan security services seized three tons of cocaine packages on a beach near Casablanca. Police have also seized cocaine at the Tangier Med-Port, from a helicopter crash, and at other Moroccan airports.