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Police Arrest Couple for Psychotropic Drug Trafficking Near Rabat

Police arrested the suspects in a rented vehicle.

Rabat – Police near Rabat arrested a man and his wife for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking.

A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said on November 8 that the  police arrested the suspect in a rented vehicle in the region of Sidi Allal El Bahraoui near Rabat.

Police seized  3,216 psychotic tablets and  unspecified quantity of cocaine during the arrest operation.

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Police put the suspects in custody for further investigations to determine the circumstances of the case.

The operation is part of Morocco’s crackdown on drug trafficking and transnational criminal networks.

The wali (governor) of the judicial police, Mohamed Dkhissi, said in September that DGSN seized 1,161,000 psychotropic pills from  January 1 to September 15 this year.

Security services also seized 44 kilograms of cocaine and 6 kilograms of heroin during the same period.

He said that DGSN seized nearly twice as many psychotropic pills in the same period last year, having seized 554,390 more.