Rabat – Judicial police arrested two suspects in possession of 3 tons and 657 kilograms of cannabis resin concealed in 70 large packets on the night of Wednesday, November 20.
The police seized the drugs from a vehicle in the rural town of Tazarine, 80 kilometers from Nador, Eastern Morocco, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement on November 21.
Police put the suspects, aged 37 and 40, in custody for further investigation to identify other possible accomplices in the case, the statement added.
Judicial police carried out the operation in coordination with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to combat drug trafficking.
On September 19, governor of the judicial police Mohamed Dkhissi said that police seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives from January 1 to September 15.
Dkhissi added that police arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking during the same period.
In October, Moroccan customs announced that they had seized a total of 8,342 kilograms of cannabis since October 22.