Police arrested the suspects and confiscated 12 tons and 800 kilograms of cannabis resin.
Rabat – Moroccan police in Nador aborted a large international drug smuggling operation and seized a total of 12 tons and 800 kilograms of cannabis resin on Wednesday.
The operation was organized based on information provided by the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance
Police carried out the operation in the region of Bni Chiker, Nador, where a truck with false plates was found to be carrying the confiscated drugs.
Police arrested three suspects. Police databases indicated that one of the detainees was the subject of a national arrest warrant for involvement in irregular migration operations and human trafficking.
A further search relating to the case enabled the seizure of a car carrying forged registration plates, knives, including a large sword, as well as ten car plates registered in Morocco. The police are investigating the source of these plates.
The suspects are in custody under the supervision of the Public Prosecution office. The office will investigate all national and international implications and possible involvement of the detainees with criminal networks.
Further arrests in connection with the operation are expected.