Moroccan security services thwarted a new drug trafficking attempt on Sunday, August 25, at the crossing point of Ceuta.
Rabat – Members of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) and Moroccan customs managed to size 92 kilograms of cannabis resin during the operation on August 25.
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) said that the value of the drugs seized is estimated at MAD 920,000.
Police seized the cannabis on a commercial vehicle registered abroad, customs told MAP.
Search operations led to the seizure of the drugs, which were carefully hidden at the ceiling of the vehicle.
Police arrested a Moroccan living abroad in connection with the operation. The suspect will remain in custody pending further investigation to determine the circumstances of the drug trafficking operation.
The operation is part of Morocco’s crackdowns against drug trafficking. Moroccan customs said in a report in May that they seized 19.2 tons of cannabis resin in 2018, 14.7 tons less than the number of cannabis resin seized in 2017 (33.7 tons).
The administration added that its agents carried out several crackdowns in 2018, including one operation where 240 kilograms of cannabis resin had been concealed inside orange juice cartons.