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More than twelve tons of cannabis resin seized in Nador

This is one of the biggest catches of the year: the Moroccan police seized on Wednesday, June 12, 12.8 tons of cannabis resin in the north-east of the country. The cargo was on board a truck with a false license plate. White weapons have also been found.

Moroccan police announced the seizure of 12.8 tons of cannabis resin on Wednesday, June 12, on a truck bearing a false license plate in the northeastern region of Nador.

This is one of the biggest catches of the year. The operation resulted in the arrest of three suspects “criminal record” and the seizure of knives, said the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) in a statement.

One of the suspects was wanted

One of the suspects was the subject of a national search warrant for “organizing illegal immigration operations and human trafficking”, according to the DGSN.

An investigation was opened to “apprehend all the people involved in this important narcotics trafficking,” the statement said.

Morocco is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of cannabis resin, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). In 2018, Moroccan police seized 52 tons of cannabis resin, 1.65 tons of cocaine and 1.3 million “hallucinogenic psychotropic tablets and ecstasy”, according to an official report.

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