On Monday, the judicial police in Fez arrested a married couple suspected of trafficking drugs, including psychotropic tablets.
Rabat- Drug trafficking continues to be an issue in Morocco, especially the movement of psychoactive drugs and cannabis, or hash, which are popular in the illegal drug market.
The National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) sized 2,310 psychotropic tablets and 2,190 tablets of psychoactive drug known as ecstasy, as well as three mobile phones in the possession of the husband and wife.
Drug traffickers typically use more than one mobile phone to carry out drug dealing operations.
The police intercepted the suspects as they were driving in their car in Fez. The couple is currently under investigation, reported the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
In the same month, the judicial police arrested a suspect for trafficking 20,000 ecstasy tablets and 1,980 Rivotril tablets, a seizure medication in Mohammedia, near Casablanca.
Customs officials in Morocco also report drug traffickers attempting to smuggle drugs to Europe, largely through Tangier Med Port.
In September, custom officers at the port seized 28 kilograms of cannabis resin from an international transport truck. The trafficker concealed the cannabis in the walls of his vehicle.
Cannabis resin is one of the most exported drugs from Morocco and has continuously been seized in recent years.
Morocco’s report on the implementation of criminal policy announced in July that authorities recorded 85,000 cases of drug-related crimes in 2017.
Drug cases resulted in the arrest of 74,573 suspects in 2012, while 88,179 suspects of drug-related crimes were arrested in 2016.