Morocco’s war against drug trafficking is still ongoing and has resulted in more than 400,000 arrests since the start of 2019.
Authorities also arrested two suspects, aged 21 and 29, for their alleged links to an international drug trafficking network.
Police arrested the suspects aboard two vehicles about 160 kilometers to the east of Errachidia, heading in the direction of the Algerian border.
In addition to cannabis resin, police also seized fake vehicle registration plates.
The investigation to identify any further suspects involved in this criminal network is ongoing.
The arrests are part of Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security’s (DGSN) war against drug trafficking all over the country.
On November 20, police arrested two suspects in possession of 3 tons and 357 kilograms of cannabis resin concealed in 70 large packets near the rural town of Tazarine, eastern Morocco.
On the 12th day of the same month, DGSN arrested a Romanian woman and seized 159 kilograms of cannabis resin at the Ceuta crossing point.
According to DGSN, Moroccan police have seized more than 112 tons of cannabis and its derivatives between January 1, 2019, and September 15.
In the same period, authorities arrested 420,348 suspects on charges of drug trafficking, out of which 331,252 were arrested when found in possession of drugs.