12 Tons of Cannabis Resin Seized at Tanger-Med Port in 2 Days
October 28-29: Almost exactly 1 month after 11 kg of cocaine were seized at the port, Moroccan police and customs seized 12 tons of cannabis at Tanger-Med Port.
The first operation took place on Monday, October 28, when police seized 8.83 tons of cannabis resin concealed in an international transport truck.
Police arrested the driver, who was a Spanish national.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that police detected the concealed drug with an x-ray scanner.
The second operation took place on Tuesday, October 29, when police and customs services collaborated to seize 4 tons of cannabis at the port.
The police arrested the driver of an international transport truck registered in Morocco.
A statement from the DGSN said that the 44-year old suspect was heading for Europe when police arrested him.
Police are conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances of the case.
Both operations are part of Morocco’s efforts to combat drug trafficking and cross-border crimes.
Source: Morocco World News