Police seized more than 2 tons of cannabis resin concealed in 73 packages.
Rabat – Moroccan police in Errachidia arrested two suspects involved in a criminal network on suspicion of drug trafficking on December 15.
The security services made the arrest on the basis of information from the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that police arrested the two suspects, aged 40 and 42, on the road to Erfoud, in the Draa-Tafilalet region. The suspects were in a 4×4 vehicle.
The suspects were in possession of a sum of money of nearly MAD 691,800 and are suspected of having links with the international traffic of drugs and psychotropics.
Following the arrest, a search in the rural commune “Al Mssisi”, about 90 km from the town of Tinghir, led to the seizure of 2.93 tonnes of cannabis resin concealed in the form of 73 large packages hidden under piles of stones in a vacant lot.
Police placed the suspects in custody for further investigation to identify all the accomplices involved in this criminal network.
During the previous weekend, police also seized 650 kilograms of cannabis resin in Agadir. The suspects involved in the drug trafficking network are on the run, the DGSN said in a statement on December 14.