The arrest operation was conducted in collaboration between the Prefectural Police Department and the General Directorate of National Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
The arrest of the alleged suspect was carried out after months of investigations, said a statement of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The arrested policeman was caught in possession of 115 kilograms of cannabis that he was intending to deliver to his accomplices to smuggle them abroad, a statement added. DGSN added that one of his accomplices was also arrested.
The two defendants were placed in custody for a further investigation conducted under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office to arrest the other suspects linked to the drug trafficking network.
On Monday, May 21, the police caught two truckers with a large quantity of psychotropic tablets, which they attempted to import to Morocco aboard an international cargo truck.
Last month, customs police in the port seized 490 kilograms of cannabis resin. Police arrested the driver and placed him in custody.
Also in April, police seized 53 kilograms of cannabis in a shipping truck on its way to Spain. The authorities arrested the truck driver after X-rays revealed the drugs concealed behind the vehicle frame and the engine cooling system.