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More than 16 tonnes of hashish seized at Tangier-Med port

The prefectural service of the Tangier judicial police opened, on Monday under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office, a judicial investigation to arrest all the perpetrators and accomplices involved in an attempt to traffic 16.2 tonnes of chira, defeated at the port of Tangier -Med.

In a press release, the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) said that a joint security operation between elements of the National Security and the customs of the Tangier-Med port had made it possible to seize large quantities of drugs hidden in wooden crates on board a trailer linked to an international transport truck registered in Morocco and driven by a 35 year old Moroccan.

The driver was placed in police custody at the disposal of the judicial investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office, the statement said, adding that research and investigations are continuing to arrest all those involved in this criminal network and to determine its possible ramifications in Morocco and Europe, as well as its alleged links with cross-border criminal networks.

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