Police are working to identify and arrest the driver of a commercial vehicle carrying over five tons of cannabis resin.
Rabat – Police seized 5 tons and 70 kilograms of cannabis resin in Morocco’s northeastern city of Nador on Thursday morning, December 5.
According to the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), judicial police found the drugs in a commercial vehicle on the “rocade” highway on the outskirts of Nador. The driver of the vehicle fled, and police are working to “identify and arrest” the individual, Maghreb Arab Press reports.
Police found the cannabis resin wrapped in 169 large packages in the vehicle.
DGSN frequently announces large drug seizures of cannabis resin, as well as cocaine and psychotropic pills. Only the day before the Nador bust, Wednesday, December 4, the DGSN announced it had seized 1,138 kilograms of cannabis resin in Errachidia, a city in eastern Morocco.
The DGSN released statistics on its arrests and seizures related to drugs from January to September 2019, reporting that police seized 112 tons of cannabis and its derivatives and made over 400,000 drug trafficking arrests.