The elements of the National Security under the Tangier Police Prefecture seized a large amount of cannabis resin on board a semi-trailer truck parked in a district of the city.
This operation is part of the efforts carried out as part of the overall security plan developed by the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) to fight against all forms of crime, including organized crime, told the prefect of Tangier police Mohamed Ouhtit, stating that the amount of drugs seized was concealed in the trailer of a truck parked in the Boukhalef district.
According to Ouhtit, this operation comes in the context of research and investigations related to the seizure last Saturday of 13.75 tons of cannabis resin, concealed in an international truck-trailer that was parked on one of the platforms from the Tangier Med port.
He noted that the drugs seized on Wednesday could “match or exceed the amount seized at the port of Tangier Med”, adding that the investigation continues, in close coordination with the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office, to unravel the skein of this drug trafficking network and arrest the people involved in this case.
For his part, the divisional commissioner, head of the Tangier judicial police’s prefectural department, Abdelkebir Farah, pointed out that investigations into the seizure of more than 13,750 tons of drugs in the port of Tangier Med have led to several tracks revealing the existence of an organized network of drug smuggling, pointing out that the investigations showed that this network “was preparing to pass another quantity of drugs”.
Farah noted that field research has helped locate the second semitrailer truck at Boukhalef district in Tangier, adding that the search of the vehicle, using sniffer dogs, has resulted in a large buried in a cavity arranged at the level of the trailer.