A criminal armed with a shotgun fired at police in Fez during an arrest.
Rabat – Fez police arrested three suspected drug traffickers today, October 12, after an exchange of gunfire.
According to the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), the suspects, aged between 25 and 47, initially resisted arrest and attempted to flee.
Police approached the suspects, who were in a car at the entrance to the city of Fez. One suspect, armed with a shotgun, fired four shots at the officers.
The police were forced to use their weapons against the suspects and fired six bullets, wounding one suspect. The injured suspect has been hospitalized, while the other two are in police custody.
The three individuals were in possession of more than two tons of cannabis resin, 280 kilograms of narcotics, cocaine, MAD 8,390, cell phones, and foreign license plates.
ولاية أمن فاس..استعمال السلاح الوظيفي خلال تدخل لتوقيف ثلاثة مشتبه فيهم على متن سيارة خفيفة، وحجز طنين و280 كيلوغراما من مخدر الشيرا بحوزتهم. pic.twitter.com/ZCT6zpQdWL
— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) October 12, 2019
Police are still investigating the criminals’ possible links to larger networks. The nature of the contraband seized during the vehicle search suggests a connection to drug trafficking.