The prefectural service of the judicial police of Casablanca foiled, Sunday evening, an operation of international drug trafficking and seized 3 tonnes and 168 kilograms of Chira. The intervention was carried out in close coordination with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
During a security operation conducted at “Dar Bouazza” in the suburbs of Casablanca, an individual involved in the trafficking of these shipments of narcotics was arrested onboard a vehicle with g false registration plates, the National Police (DGSN) said in a statement.
Search operations carried out inside the vehicle have resulted in the seizure of 99 bundles, totaling 3 tons and 168 kilograms of chira, intended for international trafficking by sea, it added.
A batch of shotgun cartridges and several doses of cocaine were also seized.
The suspect was taken into custody at the disposal of the investigation conducted by the prosecutor’s office, to determine the possible ramifications of this criminal activity at the national and international levels and identify the alleged accomplices, the DGSN concluded.