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Morocco’s Police Arrest 5 Suspects for Alleged Links to Drug Trafficking Network

The suspects were in possession of several types of drugs, including cannabis resin.

Rabat – The judicial police in Benguerir, near Marrakech, arrested five people, on October 2, on suspicion of links to a drug trafficking network.

The suspects were in possession of large quantities of drugs, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement.

The mastermind of the network, aged 30, was the subject of several national search notices. Police arrested him along with four accomplices, including a minor.

The suspects were in possession of 512 kilograms of kif, a type of cannabis, 94 kilograms of cured leaves, and six kilograms of cannabis resin.

Police also seized several knives and two motorcycles. Security services put the suspects in custody for further investigation.

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The operation is part of Morocco’s crackdown operation against drug trafficking and smugglers.

On Monday, September 30, police seized 6.4 tons of cannabis resin in Guelmin, southern Morocco.

DGSN shared statistics in September, emphasizing that its staff arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January  1 to September 15.

Police have arrested 331,252 people for possession of drugs, while 89,096 were arrested after public prosecutors put out arrest warrants, the DGSN added.

During the same period, police seized 112 tons and 1438 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives. Police also seized 1,161,000 psychotropic pills, 44 kilograms of cocaine, and six kilograms of heroin.

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