Moroccan police seize 5.54 tons of cannabis

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-03 19:35:14|Editor: Xiaoxia
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RABAT, July 3 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan police have seized 5.54 tons of cannabis in the northern port of Tanger-Med, said the Moroccan official radio Wednesday.

The drug was in a transport truck of goods heading to a European port, said the report quoting a police statement.

The driver of the truck, a Moroccan national aged 30, was arrested, it added.

He was handed to Tangier judiciary police to complete the investigation before being brought to justice.

Despite efforts to crack down on cannabis farming in the last decade, Morocco remains one of the world's largest cannabis resin harvester, according to a 2016 report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.