The security services seized the drug from a vehicle. The passengers included the driver, his wife, and their two children
Rabat – Morocco’s security services continue to crackdown drug trafficking operations at the Ceuta crossing point. Customs, in collaboration with the police, most recently seized 17.5 kilograms of cannabis resin at the crossing point of Ceuta.
A source from Moroccan customs told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that security services aborted the smuggling of 17.5 kilograms of cannabis on Saturday, September 21 at the crossing point of Ceuta.
Police arrested the driver and his wife. The couple remains in custody for further investigation to determine the circumstances of the case.
In May, a report from Moroccan customs said that security services seized 19.2 tons of cannabis resin in 2018, 14.7 tons fewer than the number of cannabis resin seized in 2017 (33.7 tons).
Moroccan security services have carried out a series of crackdowns on cannabis trafficking recently. On September 17, police seized two tons of cannabis resin.
In Morocco’s southern province of Laayoune, Moroccan security services also seized two tons of cannabis on Tuesday, September 17.
On September 19, the wali (governor) of the judicial police Mohamed Dkhissi said that police arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January 1 to September 15.
“There was a similar increase in the number of people arrested [for trafficking drugs] by 50 percent, with 94,010 people arrested, including 308 foreigners, while 62,839 people were arrested in the same period last year,” he said.