Police seized 200 grams of cocaine and a tear gas bottle during the operation.
Rabat – Police arrested a Moroccan national subject to eight search notices for drug trafficking. The arrest took place in Tangier.
The arrest operation was in collaboration with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that police arrested the 39-year-old at a beach resort in Tangier while he was with his son-in-law.
The statement added that the suspect was subject to the search notices from security services in Tangier, Tetouan, and Kenitra.
Police seized 200 grams of cocaine, a tear gas bottle, MAD 170,000 and a sum of money in European currency.
The security services also seized two cars, including a 4×4 vehicle.
The suspect is in police custody pending further investigation.
In September, the wali (governor) of the judicial police, Mohamed Dkhissi, said that security services arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January 1 to September 15.
Out of the total number of detained suspects, 331,252 were in possession of drugs when the police took them into custody, while 89,096 were arrested after public prosecutors had put out arrest warrants.
The top security official said that there has been a significant increase of 40% in the number of drug trafficking cases in the first nine months of 2019.