The recent bust follows a similar operation where Moroccan customs seized 13 tonnes and 750 kilograms of hashish in January at the Tangier Med Port.
Rabat – Morocco’s customs seized nearly 2 tonnes of cannabis resin on Wednesday morning, estimated at approximately MAD 19.25 million.
The operation took place on the road between Tetouan and Chefchaouen near the Al Hamra commune.
Security services announced that they found 53 parcels of the drug from a vehicle with fake license plates.
The operation is part of Morocco’s strategy to crack down drug trafficking attempts across the country.
Before this operation, Morocco’s police thwarted another drug trafficking operation, seizing 13 tonnes and 750 kilograms of hashish in Tangier Med Port in January.
Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) also seized a boat loaded with cocaine in El Jadida in ear Casablanca on December 19, 2018.
In the same month, the BCIJ arrested members of an international drug trafficking ring specialized in smuggling cocaine between Morocco, the US, Latin America, and Europe.
Authorities also seized one tonne of cocaine during the operation.
Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security announced last year that its services seized 1.65 tonnes of cocaine, over 1.3 million psychotropic and ecstasy pills, 52 tonnes of cannabis resin, and 693 kilograms of cannabis in 2018.