Mohamed Taieb Ahmed

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Mohamed Taieb Ahmed
Mohamed Taieb Ahmed

Other namesEl Nene, Mohamed El Ouazzani[1]
OccupationIllegal drug trafficker
Known forDrug lord

Mohamed Taieb Ahmed (Born in 1975 in Ceuta, Spain) is a Spanish-Moroccan drug lord responsible for trafficking hashish across the Strait of Gibraltar and into Spain.


Ahmed was born in Ceuta and grew up in Málaga, Andalusia. He became a drug trafficker, transporting over 50,000 kilograms (50 t) of hashish a year and allegedly making over €30 million a month.[1][2] He fled to Spain to avoid capture, where he began trafficking more hashish and quickly moved up through the ranks due to his connections in Andalusia.[1]

Various arrests[edit]

On August 21, 2003, Ahmed was arrested and imprisoned in a maximum security prison in Kenitra, Morocco where he had to serve a sentence of eight years for drug trafficking. For five years, Ahmed used his influence and money to bribe various officials to ensure a luxurious stay, taking the authorities by surprise. He reportedly had three personal cells for private access to a rooftop where he celebrated banquet dishes made in the most luxurious restaurants the area, a plasma TV, satellite, computer with internet connection and air conditioning and other amenities. In December 2007, Ahmed bribed eight officials to help him escape from prison. Nothing was known about it until 10 days later, following an anonymous tip. He was captured on April 23, 2008 by the Servicio de Vigilancia Aduanera in Ceuta on drug smuggling and bribery charges, the officials who helped Ahmed were also arrested and sentenced to between two and four years in prison.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Vuelve 'El Nene'" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  2. ^ "Cayó uno de los mayores narcos del mundo". Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  3. ^ h (2008-04-24). "Ciudadanos - La policía detiene en Ceuta a El Nene, uno de los traficantes más buscados del mundo". Archived from the original on 2008-04-26. Retrieved 2011-01-06.

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