Moroccan police seizes 1.4 tonnes of cocaine

RABAT (Reuters) – Moroccan police said it seized on Tuesday 1.488 tonnes (3,280 lb) of cocaine concealed in banana boxes in the northern Tanger Med port.

The drug was found in a container on a Turkey-bound ship with a European flag departing from South America, the police said in a statement.

The operation was conducted in coordination with Spanish security services, the Moroccan police said, noting that investigations are ongoing.

In October, Moroccan police found 1.37 tonnes of cocaine in Casablanca.

(Reporting by Ahmed Eljechtimi; Editing by Richard Chang)