The latest arrest comes as part of an ongoing initiative by the DGSN, in collaboration with port security services, to crack down on drug smuggling.
Rabat – Tangier-Med port security services arrested a Moroccan driver for the attempted trafficking of 840 kilograms of Cannabis resin aboard a commercial vehicle registered in Morocco.
In a statement, the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) said that the 50-year-old suspect was arrested on August 5 when he tried to leave Morocco for Spain.
The statement noted that a search of the vehicle led to the seizure of the drugs. The driver had carefully concealed the quantity in utensils and pottery goods meant for export.
The suspect was taken into custody under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office. An investigation will be carried out to identify any possible links between the case and international drug trafficking networks.
Such arrests are part of the ongoing security operations conducted by the security services against international drug trafficking.
On July 7, Tangier-Med port security services, in coordination with Moroccan customs authorities, aborted a massive drug trafficking operation of 27.3 tons of cannabis resin.
According to a statement by the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), the security services found the record quantity of cannabis resin aboard three international cargo transport trucks registered in Morocco.
A similar operation, carried out on June 1 by Tangier-Med security services in close collaboration with the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), resulted in the seizure of 568,000 ecstasy tablets concealed in a truck.