Police placed the couple in custody for further investigation in order to arrest possible accomplices in the trafficking operations.
Rabat – The judicial police in Fez, in collaboration with members from the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), have arrested a couple involved in the trafficking of psychotropic pills.
The couple, aged 26 and 33, were in possession of 2,040 psychotropic pills, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said.
The police arrested the man, who already has a criminal record, and his wife on a bus coming from Nador, a city in eastern Morocco.
Police searched the couple’s luggage and seized counterfeit alcohol and money they suspect to be from drug trafficking.
DGSN’s statement said that police put the suspects in custody for further investigation.
The arrest of the two suspects comes after the Moroccan police in Fez aborted three drug trafficking operations across the city last week.
Police arrested three suspects involved in the drug trafficking operations, including a 17-year-old suspect.
The operations are part of Morocco’s crackdowns on drug trafficking operations across Morocco.
In May, Morocco’s Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes (ADII) said that the number of psychotropic drugs seized in Morocco increased from 140,000 in 2017 to 836,808 in 2018.