Morocco: Mother & son nabbed for drug trafficking; sub-Saharan woman for illegal sale of alcoholic beverages
The suspects were arrested Friday morning at Kamra bus station in the Moroccan capital after arriving from a town in the north part of the kingdom. They were nabbed on tipoffs provided by the internal security directorate (DGST), Huffpost Maghreb reports.
Security forces searched the suspects’ luggage and discovered 2,585 psychotropic tablets. The drug alters brain functions, mood, consciousness and cognition.
Security forces also seized an unspecified amount of cash believed obtained in the sale of the banned chemical substance.
On Saturday, the Rabat judicial police arrested a foreign national from a sub-Saharan African country for her alleged involvement in the illegal sale of unlicensed alcoholic beverages.
The woman, residing illegally in Morocco, has reportedly links with illegal immigration networks.
According to a statement by the national police (DGSN), the 46-year-old suspect was arrested in a rental house in the Bouregregreg neighborhood. Search operations enabled the seizure of 396 liters of contraband alcoholic beverages and several passports belonging to citizens from sub-Saharan countries.
The arrested individuals were remanded in custody to complete the investigation led under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office.
Authorities have tightened the war on drug trafficking. Earlier this month custom forces seized more than four tons of cannabis resin concealed in a vehicle that was driving between Tangier and Tetouan.