A military source said that the operation came after a long chase involving three “Go-Fast” boats.
Rabat – A unit of the Royal Navy on a mission in the Atlantic aborted a drug trafficking operation off Asilah, Northern Morocco on Thursday, August 15 .
The navy seized 130 packets of cannabis resins weighing more than 4 tons, Maghreb Arab press (MAP) reported.
A military source said that the operation came after a long chase to stop three “Go-Fast” boats.
Security services have opened an investigation into the drug trafficking operation.
Recently, drug trafficking and migratory networks have been using “sophisticated” methods to carry out illegal activities.
Moroccan security services and their Spanish counterparts have intensified their crackdowns on irregular migration networks and drug deals .
In December 2018, viral footage showed the dramatic chase of a go-fast boat with four alleged traffickers on board.
Spanish law enforcement used a helicopter and two other boats to continue the pursuit, which came to an end in the Costa Del Sol, southern Spain.
Spanish police then arrested two Moroccans and a Spaniard.
The driver of the boat, however, managed to escape.
The four individuals are believed to be members of a drug trafficking network that smuggles cannabis from Morocco to Malaga.