Moroccan police and customs work together to combat drug trafficking across Morocco.
Rabat – Moroccan police seized 1.65 tons of cannabis resin on Thursday, October 17 in Chichaoua, central Morocco.
Police suspected that the seized drugs have links to an international drug trafficking networks, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement.
Police confiscated the cannabis at the entrance to the town of Chichaoua onboard a truck registered in Morocco.
Police arrested the driver, a 36-year old Moroccan national.
Police also seized a pneumatic boat used in “maritime traffic.”
Police put the suspect into custody for further investigation to determine the circumstances of the case and to arrest any possible accomplices involved in the drug trafficking network.
The operation is part of Morocco’s strategy to combat drug trafficking in Morocco. Throughout the year, Moroccan police and customs have been collaborating to abort drug trafficking attempts across Morocco.
The DGSN in September said that security services seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives from January 1 to September 15.
The statement added that security services also seized 1,161,000 psychotropic pills and 44 kilograms of cocaine.