Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Morocco seizes record 2.8 tonnes of cocaine in 2017

Moroccan security services have seized a record 2.84 tonnes of cocaine in 2017, 1.5 tonnes more than the amount seized last year.
Most of the seized cocaine was captured in an operation in early October when Moroccan authorities announced the seizure of a record 2.5 tonnes of cocaine, after busting an international trafficking network active in several cities in the North African kingdom. Given its position at the crossroad of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, the country is considered a key route in international drug trafficking.

Moroccan security services also seized 21.8 kg of heroin, a year-on-year increase of 35 percent.