The tablets included ecstasy pills.
Rabat – Moroccan police arrested a 27-year old man in possession of 50,013 tablets of psychotropic pills on November 26.
The judicial police arrested the suspect in collaboration with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST). Security services arrested the suspect when he was driving a car in Tafrisst, a rural area in Driouch province, 70 kilometers from Al Hoceima.
The psychotropic tablets included ecstasy pills, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has reported.
The police found the psychotropic tablets carefully wrapped and concealed inside the suspect’s car.
Police put the suspect in custody for further investigation. The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to combat drug smuggling across the country.
Police have carried out several anti-drug operations in recent months, leading to the seizure of thousands of psychotropic pills. One of the recent operations took place on November 27 at the Tangier-Med Port.
Police seized 85,650 pills on board a Spain-registered car. The police stopped the car as it was about to enter Morocco through the northern port.
Police arrested two women aged 25 and 38 involved in the case. Investigations are ongoing to determine the ramifications and circumstances of the case.
On November 25, police also seized 2,980 ecstasy tablets in Fez. The recent seizures add up to the huge number of psychotropic pills police seized in the first nine months of this year.
According to the DGSN, security services seized 1,161,000 psychotropic from January to September. Police arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking during the same period.