Nigerians were arrested on 28 February at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, Morocco. They were aboard a flight from Sao Paulo (Brazil). A quantity of 7,760 kg of cocaine, concealed in 360 capsules, was extracted from their intestines. They were arrested by the police at the airport, said the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), before being subjected to an ultrasound examination which revealed the presence of several cocaine capsules.
The suspects were placed in police custody for the purpose of the investigation, which takes place under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office in order to determine the ins and outs of this case, adds the DGSN in a statement.
The operation is part of the efforts of the DGSN services to combat trafficking in drugs and hallucinogens, according to the same source.
It should be noted that this practice is spreading more and more. It’s a thriving business. Several people acting as mules were apprehended. The consequences are mostly dramatic. There is still a very recent case in mid-March in Paris, where a cocaine pellet had been torn in the womb of a 21-year-old Martiniquaise, causing her death by overdose.