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Seizure of nearly half a ton of cannabis resin – Morocco

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The security services of the city of Agadir (south) on Monday, 31 August 2020 arrested twelve individuals including minors for their alleged links with a criminal network active in the international trafficking of drugs and psychotropic drugs, the organization of the illegal emigration and human trafficking, indicates a press release from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN).

According to the statement, preliminary research and investigations concluded that five of these individuals are active in international drug trafficking and the organisation of illegal migration while the remaining seven, including the two minors, were candidates for the illegal emigration.

The searches carried out in the context of this case led to the seizure of a light car with eighteen packets of cannabis resin weighing 463 kg inside, adds the same source.

The major suspects were placed in police custody, while the minors were placed under surveillance at the disposal of the preliminary investigation carried out under the supervision of the competent prosecution.

Drug seizure operations and the dismantling of illegal immigration networks have increased in a context marked by the state of health emergency decreed by Morocco since March 20 to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2019, around one-hundred and seventy nine tonnes of cannabis resin were seized in Morocco, according to an official report.



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