Police seized 179,657 tons of cannabis and its derivatives across Morocco this year.
Rabat – Police in Agadir seized 1 ton and 770 kilograms of cannabis resin on Tuesday, December 24.
Police seized the drugs at a truck, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has said.
The security services also arrested two suspects aged 28 and 44, including the driver. One of the suspects is believed to have previous criminal records.
Police put the suspects in custody for further investigation to determine the circumstances of the case and possible links between the two suspects and an international drug trafficking network.
The DGSN statement mentioned that the operation was done in collaboration with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
With 12,049 drug-related cases registered in 2018, the DGSN revealed that it that it has arrested 38% more people for drug-related offenses this year.
Security services managed to seize 179,657 tons of cannabis and its derivatives in 2019. The number represents an increase of 127 tons compared to the previous year.
Police also seized harder drugs, including 542,455 kilograms of cocaine, 7,196 kilograms of heroin, and 1,407,451 psychotropic tablets, including 974,983 ecstasy tablets imported from Europe.