Rabat – Police in the city of Guelmim, Southern Morocco arrested three suspects for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. The arrest took place on Wednesday, November 13. The suspects are also linked to the organization of irregular migration networks, and fraud.
Initial investigations revealed that one of the three suspects was wanted at the national level for his involvement in a drug smuggling case in Guelmim involving eight tons of cannabis resin.
A second suspect is also subject to a national arrest warrant for issuing bad checks, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said.
Police investigations led to the arrest of a third suspect on suspicion of human trafficking and irregular migration.
The three suspects had planned to purchase an inflatable boat and navigation equipment to facilitate irregular immigration to the Canary Islands.
The suspects are aged 30, 33, and 40, the DGSN statement added.
The police put the suspects in custody for further investigation to determine the severity of the charges against them.
The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to fight irregular migration and drug trafficking.