Moroccos BCIJ Dismantles Drug Trafficking Network Seizes 541 Kg of Cocaine

Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has seized an estimated 541 kilograms of cocaine in Casablanca’s port, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).In a statement, BCIJ announced on Sunday, February 11 that its forces managed to seize the large shipment of cocaine which was concealed in a container of goods from South America.This latest seizure is another example of close international cooperation to combat drug smuggling and it demonstrates the ongoing commitment on the part of BCIJ to uncover drug trafficking rings, added the statement. A sample of the seized cocaine was sent to a laboratory of the Scientific Police to determine the concentration ratio of the drug.During the operation, BCIJ members arrested six suspects including a Brazilian national who is suspected to be the mastermind of the ring. The police have also seized five cars that were prepared to transfer and then transport the seized cocaine. Significant sums of foreign and Moroccan currencies were also seized, added the statement.The BCIJ investigation showed the danger posed by this particular criminal network, which likely has been taking advantage of Morocco’s unique strategic position that joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean, close to European countries, according to the statement. Under the supervision of the public prosecutor, the investigation will continue to determine the full circumstances of the case and to arrest any other possible suspects involved.

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