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Hubert Goutay trapped in judicial and diplomatic labyrinth four months on from arrest

French trader Hubert Goutay, head of Goodness.
French trader Hubert Goutay, head of Goodness. © Hubert Goutay/LinkedIn
Detained in Morocco for the last four months on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Benin for alleged complicity in drug trafficking, the French sugar trader Hubert Goutay is attempting to plead his case in court. The affair is being closely followed by the trading community, whose containers are being targeted by the traffickers, but French diplomats have adopted a very circumspect approach. [...] (594 words)
Issue dated 31/01/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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