Customs Seize 7 Tonnes of Smuggled SecondHand Clothes in Agadir

Rabat- A unit of customs police in the city of Agadir seized on Friday 7,6 tonnes of smuggled second-hand clothes that were hidden in a truck.The smuggled merchandize was hidden under bags of potato seeds, said the  Moroccan state-run press agency Maghreb Arabe Press (MAP) on Saturday.The seizure of the smuggled second-hand clothes took place in the industrial zone of Ait Melloul near Agadir. Moroccan police forces have recently been active in countering smuggling crimes.On Thursday Moroccan customs announced the seizure of 8,300 unused mobile phones of different brands on Wednesday at the Guerguerat border crossing to Mauritania.The mobile phones were hidden on a truck registered in Mauritania, according MAP .On October 7 four suspect from three different African countries were arrested in Casablanca airport as they were trying to smuggle drugs in their stomachs.The “drug mules” were taken to the Ibn Rochd University hospitals where 4,85 kilos of cocaine pellets were extracted from their stomachs.Four days earlier, the Moroccan Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) announced the seizure of a record drug quantity. 2,588 kilos of raw cocaine were recovered in different locations across Morocco.The wholesale value of the huge confiscated drugs quantity was estimated by BCIJ to total USD 2.7 billion. read more