The police intercepted the drug traffickers as they attempted to transfer the drugs to a fishing boat from a rocky part of Cabo Negro beach.
Rabat – Moroccan police have seized 595 kilograms of cannabis resin from a fishing boat off the Cabo Negro beach at Martil, a town near Tetouan and south of Ceuta on the Mediterranean Sea.
Police made the seizure Sunday evening, October 20, while smugglers were transferring the drug from a rocky part of the Cabo Negro beach onto the boat, according to state-owned media Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported that police arrested three people on suspicion of attempting to smuggle the cannabis resin by sea: A 28-year-old, a 43-year-old, and a 55-year-old. The suspects are in the custody of Tetouan’s police department.
The seizure was the result of collaboration between Martil security officers, the prefectural service of Tetouan’s judicial police, and the royal gendarmerie.
The beach at Martil has also been the scene of multiple irregular migration attempts. In September 2018, Moroccan maritime police stopped irregular migrants from boarding a boat at Martil.
Many Moroccans wishing to migrate protested that night, chanting the slogan: “The people want free harja [migration]!”