Morocco Seizes 650 Kg Of Cannabis

RABAT, Dec 15 (NNN-MAP) – Moroccan security services, said that, it had seized 650 kg of cannabis, in the southern city of Agadir.

Members of the judicial police, supported by the Regional Intervention Squad of Agadir, caught a vehicle loaded with drugs, said Moroccan police.

The driver, who refused to comply, crossed the security barrier and endangered the lives of policemen, the statement added.

The suspects fired gunshots, using a hunting rifle, against a police car, injuring two police officers.

Police elements fired warning bullets, which helped catch the vehicle and seize the drug, and a judicial investigation was opened to arrest all the persons involved in this case, it added.

Despite efforts in cracking down on cannabis cultivation during the past decade, Morocco remains one of the world’s largest producers of the narcotic plant, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Moroccan security authorities have seized more than 112 tonnes of cannabis and derivatives as of Sept 15, this year, official statistics showed.– NNN-MAP