More than 2,000 of the tablets are of the ecstasy brand.
Rabat – Police arrested 11 members of a criminal network involved in drug trafficking in Oujda, eastern Morocco on Monday, January 13.
Security services intercepted ten of the suspects over a series of four operations, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) announced.
The police arrested the eleventh suspect in Nador.
During the search operation, the police seized 5,373 psychotropic tablets, including 2,500 ecstasy tablets.
Police also seized a motorbike, 10 grams of cocaine, and an unspecified quantity of cannabis resin.
The authorities put the suspects in custody and will continue their investigations in order to arrest any possible accomplices.
The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts and approach to fight criminal networks involved in drug trafficking.
Police carry out similar operations throughout the year. One of the latest operations was on January 9 when police seized more than 7,000 psychotropic pills.
In 2019, the DGSN seized 1,407,451 psychotropic tablets, including 974,983 ecstasy tablets imported from Europe.
Police also seized 179,657 tons of cannabis and its derivatives, 542,455 kilograms of cocaine, and 7,196 kilograms of heroin, according to the 2019 annual report of the DGSN.