In April, Morocco’s BCIJ seized 7 tons of cannabis in Casablanca.
Rabat – Moroccan customs seized four tons of cannabis in the south of Tangier on Tuesday night.
Chief of the customs Rachid Lhimer told the press that the operation is in line with Morocco’s security strategy to “fight against all forms of trafficking, including drug trafficking.”
The customs chief said that the cannabis were concealed inside a car, which was carrying some 125 packages of nearly 33 kilograms of cannabis resin each.
The operation followed a number of raids on drug trafficking networks by Moroccan police.
In March, law enforcement seized 1.675 tons of Cannabis resin in Fez. Security services also seized 13 tons and 750 kilograms of hashish in Tangier Med Port.
In April, Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) seized seven tons of cannabis in Casablanca. In the same month, Moroccan police and customs in Guerguerat, at the border with Mauritania, seized 11 tons and 940 kilograms of cannabis on a truck bound for an “African country.”
In 2018, Moroccan security services seized 1.65 tons of cocaine, over 1.3 million psychotropic and ecstasy pills, 52 tons of cannabis resin, and 693 kilograms of cannabis.
In a recent conference on drug addictions, experts found that data from 2003 and 2006 identified 800,000 drug addicts in Morocco. The experts, however, said that the number might be much higher than reported in official statistics.