Morocco seizes 5.8 tonnes of cannabis
The operation was carried out in the town of Bouznika near Casablanca, Morocco's economic hub, it said.
The banned substance, concealed in dozens of packages ready to be exported by sea, was seized by police on board two cars.
The suspects were taken into custody for investigation under the supervision of the competent prosecutor's office, the statement said, adding this operation is part of Morocco's efforts to combat drug trafficking.
Despite efforts to crack down on cannabis 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. ■