| Morocco says it seized almost five tonnes of cannabis resinPosted by On

  • Authorities in Morocco seized about five tonnes on cannabis resin near Casablanca.
  • They announced an investigation into the source of the drugs.
  • Authorities say they are cracking down on illicit drugs in the country.

Moroccan authorities have seized almost five tonnes of cannabis resin from a vehicle near Casablanca and arrested the driver, the national security service said in a statement on Saturday.

The DGSN said a man transporting 4.96 tonnes of the resin in a utility vehicle was arrested on Friday evening at the entrance to the port city of Mohammedia after a surveillance operation.

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An investigation is underway to identify those involved in “the criminal network and determine its national and international ramifications”, the statement said.

Earlier this month, authorities announced they had seized over 11 tonnes of cannabis resin in the northern port city of…

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