Moroccan Customs Authorities confiscate Algerian truck
The secret unit of the Moroccan Customs Authorities confiscated recently Iveco truck with a Moroccan number loaded with large amounts of commodities smuggled from Algeria, part of them were forbidden commodities. The operation took place near the Algerian border in Wajda, reported the Moroccan newspaper, <i>Al-Sabah</i> on August 2, 2005.
The confiscated goods included 60 gas bottles filled with unforbidden material called dichrodifluorromethane cch212 which is used in refrigerators' motors, in addition to 250,000 gas lighters, 639 fabric rolls (2875 kg), 984 boxes of milk powder, and spare parts for motorcycles.
The value of these confiscated goods totaled in MD 1.2 million ($132,000). The truck's driver was caught and is submitted to the legal procedures accepted in such cases, while the people who loaded his truck with the smuggled goods escaped.