The different departments of Morocco’s security services maintain solid cooperation in order to put an end to organized crime in the country.
Morocco’s General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) provided the police of Oujda with precise information that led to the arrests, according to a press release from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
Police arrested the first suspect in the village of Gzennay in Bni Drar, around 23 kilometers north of Oujda. Following the arrest, the authorities carried out search operations inside a warehouse where they discovered 20 drug packages, estimated to weigh around half a ton of cannabis resin, as well as two cars.
Investigations led to the arrest of the second suspect in the city of Berkane, 60 kilometers to the northwest of Oujda, for his alleged involvement in the same drug trafficking network, added the DGSN statement.
Police placed the two suspects in custody while the investigation into the individuals’ possible links with an international drug network remains ongoing.
The arrests are part of the joint operations between DGSN and DGST to fight international drug trafficking networks, according to the press release.
On the day of the arrests, security services in Tan-Tan, southern Morocco, arrested six suspects for their alleged links with an international drug trafficking network.
The suspects face charges of kidnapping, attempted homicide, and drug trafficking.
Police seized 55 kilograms of cannabis from the vehicle the suspects were using at the time of their arrest. They also seized GPS devices, three weapons, a bullet package, and a Kalashnikov assault rifle.