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Morocco seizes over a tonne of cocaine

AFP  |  Rabat 

Moroccan authorities said Saturday they had seized more than a tonne of and detained seven people suspected of the from to

The said the was found in a truck along with two dinghies near the port city of El Jadida, according to a statement carried by the official MAP agency.

Seven Moroccan citizens were arrested "for their alleged links to a involved in the international trafficking of between Morocco, and Europe".

The authorities said initial information suggested the drugs had been shipped over from on a commercial vessel before being transferred onto a smaller fishing boat and brought ashore in

Cocaine traffickers have developed new routes to over the past decade. The drug is mostly sent from via West African countries and more recently through North Africa, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and

In recent years, the Moroccan authorities have reported increasing cocaine seizures, including a record 2.5-tonne haul in October last year.

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First Published: Sun, December 09 2018. 04:00 IST