Brazilian Traveler Arrested in Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport for Cocaine Trafficking

cocaine-1-640x480_640x360Authorities at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport arrested a Brazilian national on Saturday for his alleged involvement in cocaine trafficking.

The 36-year old suspect arrived in Casablanca onboard a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil and was heading to Paris, France, said a statement by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN). The alleged smuggler was carrying 65 capsules containing 525 grams of cocaine, the statement added.

Officers suspected the individual was carrying other capsules of cocaine in his stomach. The police took him to Ibn Rochd University hospital’s emergency services in Casablanca for medical examination.

The suspect will be held in custody for further investigation.