Police Seize 80 Kg of Cocaine in Tangier 6000 Psychotropic Tablets

Rabat – Police in Tangier have seized 80 kilograms of cocaine and 6,915 psychotropic tablets, according to a statement issued by Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security (DGSN).Police also announced they arrested two suspects involved in drug trafficking.“A search operation carried out as part of this case resulted in the seizure of a large amount of money in dirhams, suspected of being obtained from drug trafficking, as well as two knives and a car,” added the statement. Police put the suspects in custody for further investigation.A new report from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) found that cocaine is one of the most common drugs in Morocco. Psychotropic tablets, including opioid painkiller tramadol, are also popular.Read Also: Report: Morocco is Center of Africa-Europe Cannabis TrafficThe report recalled Morocco’s operation seizing 541 kilograms of cocaine in February 2018 in Casablanca.Morocco made another significant seizure in December 2018 when the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) arrested an international drug trafficking network and seized 1 ton of cocaine.The Moroccan government announced last year that Morocco seized 1.3 million psychotropic and ecstacy pills in 2018.In addition to crackdowns on drug trafficking, Morocco has put in place programs to offer treatment to drug addicts.Morocco’s health ministry said that 27,620 drug addicts received treatment at rehabilitation centers in 2018. Minister of Health Anas Doukkali announced that Morocco is committed to fighting drug use and drug trafficking.

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