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Casablanca Airport: 1,375 kg of cocaine extracted from the intestines of a South African woman

A quantity of 1,375 kilograms of cocaine was extracted Thursday from the intestines of a South African national at the Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center (CHU) in Casablanca, the Mohammed V International Airport Security District said.

The elements of the national security of Casablanca International Airport Mohammed V proceeded, on May 13, the arrest of the suspect on arrival on board a flight from Sao Paulo (Brazil) for its alleged involvement in a case of drug trafficking, says a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN).

The defendant was placed under medical supervision at the University Hospital of Casablanca to extract cocaine capsules from her intestines, the statement added, noting that the amount of drugs seized was packaged in 97 capsules.

The defendant was placed in custody at the disposal of the investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor to determine the ins and outs of this case, according to the same source.

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