The Zagora’s provincial authorities intercepted on Friday 10 camels carrying a ton of cannabis resin.
Rabat – The interception was possible thanks to information from the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
The bust, which was carried out 45 kilometers southwest of the city of M’hamid El Ghizlane, took place following preliminary investigations and searches, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
A judicial inquiry was subsequently conducted under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office, with the aim of identifying the suspects and establishing links to drug trafficking rings.
This is the latest in a string of drug busts that the DGSN and DGST have undertaken in recent months. In December, authorities arrested seven individuals linked to a criminal network that smuggled cocaine between Morocco, the US, Latin America, and Europe.
Boubker Sbik, the spokesperson for Morocco’s security services, said coordination between DGSN and DGST enabled the seizure of more than 65 tons of cocaine and 43 tons of cannabis last year.
Security services are also cracking down on ecstasy drugs. On Tuesday, April 4, Tangier prefectural police arrested four suspects on Thursday for possession of 30,00 ecstasy pills. The DGSN stated that the arrests are part of its intense search operations to combat drug dealing.