Rabat, March 14, (Wall): Moroccan police have managed to dismantle an international criminal network specializing in drug trafficking, which they say . . .[restrict]was part of an mafia active between Morocco, Libya and Egypt. The Moroccan News Agency quoted a security source as saying that, following on intensive investigations, a control squad had been able to apprehend four Libyans and five Moroccans. They also seized 16 luxury cars and a truck, and sums of money in excess of 14,379,650 thousand Moroccan dirhams, foreign currency valued at around €8,000,and samples of narcotic resin.
The source said that this network was led by a Libyan named Abdul-Rahim M. who coordinated drug barons and financers of different nationalities, including Libyans, Egyptians, and Algerians. Each element within the drug ring was assigned a specific task to ensure the drugs were smuggled successfully out of Morocco, supervising drug trafficking across the Algerian border, away from the border controls, and especially in the eastern regions of the Morocco, notably Ain Beni Mathar, Al Rashidiya and Taws.
Other networks were said to operate the smuggling route running from the south eastern desert town of Rissani to the Algerian border, then south crossing the Algeria-Nige border, then heading into Libya and from the area of Tazarbo finally arriving in Egypt. [/restrict]