Wed, 20 Jan 2021

RABAT, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan authorities foiled on Tuesday an attempt to smuggle 35 kg of pure cocaine transiting from a South-American country to Asia.

The Moroccan police said in a statement that the smuggling operation was thwarted in the northern city of Tangier in close coordination with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Samples of the cocaine seized were taken to a laboratory for analysis, the statement added, without giving more details.

The Moroccan police seized 542 kg of cocaine in 2019, down from 1.65 tons in 2018, according to official statistics.

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