Drug offences

Substances Involved

• Cannabis

Operation France-Morocco involving controlled delivery

UNODC No.:
MARx003

Fact Summary

The case evolves around 11 people involved in organized drug trafficking operations between Morocco and France.

On 13 June 2011, The French authorities requested the help of the DGSN (Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale; Morocco’s national security agency) to organize a controlled delivery. This operation sought to dismantle a criminal organization specialized in drug trafficking between Morocco and the Paris region, in France.

The investigation established that the head of the criminal organization had appointed a French national to Morocco to supervise the transport of an unknown amount of controlled drugs. The drug was concealed in an oil cargo, in an “Iveco” van.

On 18 June 2011, the police forces of the Tanger-Med seaport eased the transit of the van. Once it reached Séte, in Southern France, the van was closely monitored until reaching the location of the cargo’s unloading.

As a result of this controlled delivery, 11 people were apprehended in several cities in France and a large quantity of cannabis resin was seized.

Author:
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Cross Cutting

Application of the Convention

Details

• occurred across one (or more) international borders (transnationally)

Involved Countries

Morocco

France

Investigation

Involved Agencies

• Paris’ Office Central pour la Répression du Trafic Illicite des Stupéfiants (OCRTIS; Central Office for Illegal Drug Trafficking Repression)
• DGSN (Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale; Morocco’s National Security Agency)

Details

• controlled delivery

International Cooperation

Involved Countries

France

Measures

• International law enforcement cooperation (including INTERPOL)
Outline:

The request made by France to Morocco was part of the investigation led by Paris’ Office Central pour la Répression du Trafic Illicite des Stupéfiants (OCRTIS; Central Office for Illegal Drug Trafficking Repression, under the supervision of the public prosecutor of the Paris’ Grande Instance tribunal (JIRS).

 
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