Morocco’s DGSN and DGST recently dismantled two drug trafficking rings.
Rabat – Together with the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), Laayoune’s Research and Intervention Brigade managed to intercept a drug trafficking operation in the city of Laayoune today.
According to the DGST, two suspects were caught red-handed in a four-wheel-drive containing 27 kilograms of Chira (cannabis resin), 3000 psychotropic pills (2400 of Rivotril and 600 of Ecstasy pills), 11 parcels of kif, knives, teargas canister, and an amount of money.
Both suspects have previous criminal records.
Authorities arrested another two suspects alleged to be involved in cocaine trafficking ring two days ago on Saturday 16.
The two suspects, who are in their thirties, were captured in the city of Sale in a rental car on Saturday afternoon, February 17, affirmed the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The drug traffickers, who are originally from Nador city, were heading for Casablanca before they were apprehended at the toll plaza of Sidi Allal Bahraoui, DGSN officers clarified in a press release.
According to DGSN, the suspects had one kilogram of cocaine in their possession, which scientific tests confirmed to have been of “high dosage.”
The alleged drug dealers have been placed in custody pending an investigation by the competent prosecutor’s office.
According to the same source, police are cracking down and investigating potential associates and drug dealer networks involved in trafficking and dealing of psychoactive drugs.
This series of arrests comes amid commands issued by the Directorate of Territorial Surveillance to crack down on suspects with outstanding arrest warrants.