The suspects are linked to an international psychotropic drug trafficking network.
Rabat – Tangier police seized more than nine tons of cannabis resin while arresting five individuals on suspicion of international drug trafficking on Friday, October 25.
Police believe the suspects are linked to a psychotropic drug trafficking network in addition to the trafficking of cannabis resin.
A statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) said that police carried out the security operation on a farm in Doua Daidaat in the Gueznaia region, about 20 kilometers south of Tangier.
In addition to the platelets of cannabis resin, police also seized three inflatable boats and two wireless communication devices. The search operation led to the seizure of array of marine navigation equipment including torches, a compass, and 20 barrels of fuel.
Police discovered eight large trailers with cavities build for trafficking large quantities of drugs at the farm, along with four cars, falsified license plates, and weapons.
The defendants are in police custody, according to the DGSN statement.
Police are working to uncover the suspects’ links to national and international drug trafficking, and to determine the land and sea routes they used in trafficking. Police also aim to identify the suspects’ links to money laundering crimes.