National security forces, in cooperation with customs officials at the Tangier Mediterranean Port, foiled an international drug smuggling operation on Monday. They confiscated a total of 40,806 narcotic medical tablets destined for Morocco from abroad.
A press release from the General Directorate of National Security stated that border monitoring and thorough inspections, involving police-trained sniffer dogs, led to the seizure of this consignment of narcotics. The drugs had been carefully concealed inside an electric heater found in a utility vehicle with foreign license plates. The interception occurred immediately after the vehicle arrived on a sea voyage from a Spanish port. The driver, a 40-year-old Moroccan national, was also arrested.
The press release added that the suspect was placed in provisional custody, pending further legal proceedings conducted by the Tangier judicial police, supervised by the relevant public prosecutor. This legal process aims to determine the local and international dimensions of this cross-border criminal activity and apprehend all involved parties.
This security operation is part of the extensive efforts by the General Directorate of National Security to combat international drug smuggling, particularly the illicit trafficking of narcotics into Morocco from abroad.