U.S. trains Moroccan customs agents against smuggling of chemical, biological & nuclear materials
Some 30 Moroccan Customs officers are currently benefiting from an American training against the smuggling of dangerous chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.
The announcement was made Friday by the U.S. embassy in Rabat on its facebook page.
The training is conducted at Morocco’s Customs Institute in Benslimane by four U.S. specialists – including a nuclear chemist and a biologist – affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy
David Fisher, acting deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy, visited the Moroccan Customs Training centre, which opened in 2020. The centre has become a regional hub for training customs officials from across Africa.
The U.S. and Moroccan governments will continue to work together to enhance training programs at the Benslimane Institute, as part of the broader U.S.-Morocco security partnership.