Rabat – Police at the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca arrested an Indian traveler in possession of 4 kilograms and 615 grams of cannabis resin on Saturday, November 23.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported that the 32-year old Indian man was preparing to leave with the cannabis resin to an Arab country.
Police found the drugs concealed in 43 capsules in the backpack of the mant during a search operation.
Police put the suspect in custody to shed further light in the case, the DGSN added.
The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to tackle drug trafficking. Throughout the year, Morocco’s DGSN arrested several nationals from different countries in airports across the country for possessing cannabis and cocaine.
One of the latest operations took place on November 18, when police arrested four Tunisian women in possession of 6.485 grams of cannabis resin at the Marrakech-Menara airport.
Morocco’s DGSN seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives from January 1 to September 15.