Police raided five houses in Oujda, eastern Morocco as part of an operation against illegal immigration, seizing alcohol and cannabis resin “meant for retail sale.”
The judicial police in Oujda carried out the arrest operation based on information provided by the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
During the operation, security services raided five hoses as part of the fight against irregular migration, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported in a statement.
Police arrested 75 people from different sub-Saharan African countries, including 15 women and 6 minors.
Police seized 48 bottles of alcohol and 27 grams of cannabis resin meant for retail sale, the DGSN said.
Preliminary investigations identified five sub-Saharans who were active in irregular migration. They were planning to send some of the arrested migrants to Europe for money, the statement added.
Six other people were involved in the smuggling of alcohol, while the other arrested people were residing in Morocco illegally.
Police put the suspects in custody for further investigations.
The would be migrants were subject to legal and regulatory measures relating to the residence of foreigners in Morocco, the DGSN added.