Police seized 32 kilograms of cannabis resin from the suspect’s home.
The suspect was the subject of a search warrant, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has said in a statement issued on January 7.
The police seized 32 kilograms of cannabis resin from the suspect’s house, as well as MAD 300,000.
The DGSN preliminary investigations show that Moroccan police had issued several search warrants against the suspect in Sidi Ifni, Agadir, and Guelmim for several crimes, including drug trafficking and kidnapping.
The police put the suspect in custody for further investigations to determine the circumstances of the case.
The operation is part of Morocco’s security approach against drug trafficking and other organized crimes.
Police handled 639,116 criminal cases in 2019 and arrested 644,025 people, including 43,008 women and 23,746 minors, the annual report from the DGSN said in December 2019.
DGSN and other law enforcement in the country, including the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), also seized 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.