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476 kg of cocaine seized in an apartment in Harhoura

An operation conducted Tuesday evening, jointly by elements of the judicial police of Temara and Casablanca, on the basis of specific information provided by the services of the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance, has allowed the seizure of 476 kilograms of cocaine in an apartment in Harhoura, near Rabat.

The Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) said Wednesday in a statement that the first elements of the investigation allowed the arrest of an individual and a woman in Casablanca aged 40 and 38, before that the investigations do not lead to the location of the apartment which was built to house the quantities of cocaine.

The searches carried out inside this apartment also allowed the seizure of other equipment and furniture, namely a shotgun and 19 cartridges caliber 22 millimeters, sums of money in national and foreign currency, a tear gas bomb, 12 luxury watches, 10 jewels, a digital camera, 3 check books and a bill of exchange amounting to 1.200.000 dirhams, as well as travel documents and identity documents of others and a car 4×4, the statement said.

The chemical expertise, carried out by the laboratory of the scientific police in Casablanca on different samples of the quantities of cocaine seized, showed that its degree of concentration oscillates between 61% and 64%, while the investigations concluded that the quantity of cocaine in the seizure was smuggled by seaways from a country in Latin America, explained the DGSN.

The quantity seized was unloaded off the coast of Morocco and subsequently transported on board a pleasure boat before being deposited and stored in Harhoura’s apartment, the same source added.

The National Criminal Police Brigade has been tasked with investigating the case under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office, while the suspects have been detained, the statement said, adding that investigations and investigations are continuing to arrest the main suspects involved in this case who have been completely identified and determine the possible national and international ramifications of the criminal network involved in these criminal acts.

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