Rabat – On Tuesday, September 17, the customs department of Laayoune in southern Morocco incinerated 1,942 kilograms of cannabis resin and other illegal drugs and contraband merchandise.
The operation involved customs, the Royal Gendarmerie, and judicial police in the region.
The Acting Customs and Excise Officer in Laayoune, Bouâmatou Yahya, told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that the destruction of the seized materials was carried out under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office.
The incinerated drugs included 471 packets of contraband cigarettes, 7 kilograms of cannabis resin, 37 kilograms of ‘Kif’ (a type of cannabis), 7 beer bottles, and 1,480 liters of brandy.
Bouâmatou also noted that within the incineration operation, authorities destroyed 731 grams of cocaine, 25.73 kilograms of snuff, 393 kilograms of ‘Maassel’ (known as Shisha), 11,285 psychotropic tablets, and 7 hookahs (nargileh).
Customs also seized 2,350 of kerosene, 2,760 liters of super fuel, as well as other contraband products such as alcoholic beverages and electronic products (watches, pens, and cameras).
This destruction and incineration operation is part of sanitation campaigns carried out by security services and local authorities to combat all forms of smuggling.