The two suspects involved in the drug trafficking operation are still on the run.
Rabat – Moroccan judicial police in Agadir seized 650 kilograms of cannabis resin in Agadir on December 14.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that police seized the drugs from a vehicle after a car chase.
The driver of the vehicle refused to comply with police orders and crossed the security patrol, endangering the lives of the security services.
One passenger opened fire, using a hunting rifle aimed at a police vehicle, the police car then deviated from the road.
أسفرت عملية مشتركة بين الشرطة القضائية بأكادير ومصالح المديرية العامة لمراقبة التراب الوطني، عن حجز 650 كيلوغرام من مخدر الشيرا وبندقية صيد وسكين ولوحات ترقيم مزورة.
وقد تم إطلاق رصاصات تحذيرية بعدما استعمل المشتبه فيهم بندقية صيد لاستهداف عناصر الشرطة. pic.twitter.com/8CuT7a7Qcn
— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) December 14, 2019
The incident injured two policemen, the DGSN said.
Police seized the vehicle as well as a hunting rifle, capsules of cocaine, a knife and fake license plates.
Police opened an investigation in order to arrest all people involved in the operation. Two suspects who were in the vehicle have already been identified. They are subject of national arrest warrant for their alleged involvement in cases related to drug and psychotropic tablets trafficking, the DGSN added.
The operation is part of Morocco’s approach to crackdown drug trafficking networks across the country.
Police also arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking between January and September.
The DGSN seized 112 tons and 138 kilograms of cannabis and derivatives during the same period.