Tangier: Large drug bust aboard bus coming from Belgium

The customs in the port of Tanger Med took a large quantity of hard drugs and hundreds of mobile phones.

Elements of the police and the Customs discovered yesterday morning drugs and hundreds of mobile phones on board an international van with travellers from Brussels.

Search of the bus, carried out by the security forces resulted in the seizure of 15,100 kg cocaine, 10,300 kg heroin and more than 864 mobile phones. These were hidden in the luggage on board the bus, controlled by a driver with a European nationality, reports a statement by the Directorate General of national security (DGSN).

The driver of the bus and his assistants were taken into custody for investigation by the brigade of the judicial police under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor, with a view to identifying all persons involved, added the statement.