On Wednesday, police aborted a different international trafficking network in Asilah, seizing 4 tonnes of cannabis resin.
Rabat – Morocco aborted a new international cannabis trafficking attempt on Friday in the city of El Jadida.
During the operation, police seized 3.3 tonnes of cannabis resin, a statement from Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said today.
The police seized the cannabis resin in a truck bearing fake plates.
The driver abandoned the truck in a rural area of the city.
Police found the drugs concealed in 100 packs.
Security services opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the case and arrest all suspects involved.
Morocco’s General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance collaborated in the security operation.
The operation comes a few days after police seized 4 tonnes of cannabis resin in the city of Asilah, northern Morocco.
Police identified the operation as an international drug trafficking attempt.
Moroccan police arrested 97,564 people for their involvement in drug trafficking in 2020. The number represents a decline of 23% compared to 2019.
Last year, police also seized 217.323 kilograms of cannabis resin and its derivatives. The number represents an increase of 37 tonnes compared to 2019.
Morocco’s police seized 132 kilograms of cocaine, 476,923 psychotropic pills, eight kilograms of heroin, and more than 217 tonnes of cannabis in 2020.