Rabat – Moroccan police arrested two suspects involved in drug trafficking on Thursday, December 12.
The security services seized 500 kilograms of cannabis resin from the house of one of the suspects in a region called Ahfira, 200 kilometers from the city of Errachidia, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reports.
Police subsequently arrested the second suspect who was already the subject of a national arrest warrant, the DGSN added.
The suspects concealed the drugs in 20 packages.
Police put the suspects, aged 28 and 41 in custody for further investigations to arrest possible accomplices involved in the case.
The arrest operation is part of Morocco’s ongoing campaign against drug trafficking.
In the nine first months of 2019, the DGSN seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives.
Police also arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January 1 to September 15. During the same period, police seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives.