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.
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).