Authorities Seize More Than 2 Tons of Cannabis in Morocco

Authorities Seize More Than 2 Tons of Cannabis in Morocco
High Times

Law enforcement officials in Morocco completed a massive drug bust this week in the southern part of the country.  The Moroccan General Directorate of National Security said on Tuesday “that police dismantled an international drug trafficking network,” as reported by Morocco World News, which noted that the raid resulted in the arrest of “five suspects aged between 24 and 44 for their alleged involvement in the network.” The General Directorate of National Security, or DGSN, which serves as Morocco’s national police force, provided details of the operation on Twitter, where it said that a “joint security operation between the judicial police and the interests of the General Directorate of National Territorial Surveillance … resulted in the abortion of an attempt to smuggle international goods of two tons and 120 kilograms of shira, and the seizure of an inflatable boat and equipment used in maritime navigation.”  #مكافحة_تهريب_المخدرات كلميم.. عملية أمنية مشتركة بين الشرطة القضائية ومصالح المديرية العامة لمراقبة التراب الوطني، تسفر عن إجهاض محاولة للتهريب الدولي لطنين و120 كيلوغرام من مخدر الشيرا، وحجز قارب مطاطي ومعدات تستعمل في الملاحة البحرية. pic.twitter.com/iCUrjv5Ob3— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) December 6, 2022https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js According to Morocco World News, the country “has been intensifying its efforts against drug trafficking.” “Last year, Moroccan police handled 82,950 cases related to the possession and trafficking of drugs. Security services sent 103,589 people to court, including 261 foreigners,” the outlet reported. “During the same year, police seized 191 tonnes and 158 kilograms of cannabis, which is one of the most common drugs in Morocco. The amount of cannabis seized in 2021, represents a decrease of 12% compared to 2020.” The stepped-up level of enforcement comes at a time of significant change to Morocco’s laws governing cannabis. Long regarded as one of the world’s leading producers of cannabis, Moroccan lawmakers last year passed…

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