Morocco Seizes 7 Tons of Cannabis Near Guelmim

Moroccan police seized 7 tons of cannabis resin, known locally as chira, and arrested 8 members involved in an international trafficking network during the same operation.

This came in an operation in the commune of Taghjijt where the banned substance was found hidden within a four-wheel-drive vehicle in an area located 60 km south-east of Guelmim, according to a police statement.

Policemen also seized 4 vehicles, a motorcycle, two hunting rifles, 108 cartridges and a sum of money.

The suspects were placed on custody, while investigations are underway under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office to shed light on possible links with international drug trafficking networks and arrest all the people involved in these criminal acts.

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