Morocco: Police seize over 30 tonnes of drugs stuffed in fake fruits

Authorities arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with the record cannabis haul



By AFP

Published: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 7:31 AM

Last updated: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 7:37 AM

Moroccan police on Wednesday said they had seized a record haul of cannabis and arrested a man in connection with an international drug trafficking network.

Officers captured what it called a record 31.197 tonnes (68,777 pounds) of cannabis resin at a warehouse near the northern port of Tangier, the largest haul this year, police said in a statement.

The cannabis was stuffed in fruit and vegetable figurines in an attempt to disguise them as agricultural products for export, they added.

A large refrigerated lorry containing bags of hashish was also seized at the warehouse.

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A 61-year-old man with a criminal record was arrested and placed in custody on suspicion of links with a criminal network engaged in international drug trafficking.

Moroccan authorities seized more than 191 tonnes of cannabis resin in 2021.


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