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2.9 tons of cannabis seized in central Morocco

Christian Fernsby |
Moroccan police seized on Friday 2.9 tons of cannabis near the central city of Guelmim.

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During this operation, three people were arrested for their alleged links to an international drug trafficking network, said a statement by the Moroccan police.

Many material were seized, including an inflatable boat, cars, four geo-location devices, several cell phones and communications and navigation machines, the statement added.

The banned substance was hidden in an agricultural farm located in the town of Tagant, 35 km from Guelmim.

The suspects were placed on custody, while investigations are underway to arrest all the people involved in these criminal activities, said the statement, adding that this operation is part of efforts made by Morocco to fight against cross-border crimes, and international drug trafficking. Despite efforts to crack 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.

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