RABAT, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan authorities seized on Wednesday 1.92 tons of cannabis in the northern city of Tetouan.
The seizure of this "significant quantity" was made through an ambush on the road between Tetouan and the neighbouring city of Chefchaouen, Hamid Hosni, an official at the customs administration, told the press.
The drugs, prepared in packets, were seized on board a commercial vehicle with cloned registration plates, Hosni said.
An investigation has been launched into this operation, he added.
Despite efforts to crack down on cannabis farming in the last decade, Morocco remains the world's largest cannabis resin harvester, according to a 2016 report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.