RABAT, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan security forces have seized on Monday over 840 kg of cannabis at the Tangier-Med Port and arrested a Moroccan man.
The banned substance was concealed inside a Morocco-registered car that was heading for Spain, Moroccan police said in a statement Tuesday.
The driver, a 50-year-old Moroccan man, was arrested, the statement said, adding that the illicit drug was concealed within porcelain and pottery containers.
The smuggler was remanded in custody while investigations are underway to determine all the possible links with international drug-trafficking networks, it said.
Despite efforts in the past decade to crack down on cannabis farming, Morocco remains the world's largest producer of cannabis resin.
According to the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime's World Drug Report 2016, Morocco ranked first among 129 countries in terms of cannabis production over the period 2009-2014, followed by Afghanistan, Lebanon, India and Pakistan.