Moroccan police seize over 27 tons of cannabis

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-09 23:13:22|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RABAT, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan police have seized 27.3 tons of cannabis in the northern port of Tanger-Med, Moroccan newspaper Le Matin said on Tuesday.

Security services at the Tanger-Med port foiled on Sunday an attempt to traffic 27.3 tons of cannabis on board three freight trucks registered in Morocco, it added.

The drug was put in 16 containers in the trailers of the three trucks, it said.

The three drivers of the trucks and their assistants were arrested, it said, adding that all of them are Moroccans aged between 31 and 50 years old.

They were handed to the local judiciary police to complete the investigation before being brought to justice.

This case is part of the intense and ongoing operations conducted by the security services to counter international trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances, it added.

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.