Morocco seizes 1.8 tonnes of cannabis

MOROCCO - MARCH 5: Cannabis plantation near Ketama, Rif mountains, Morocco. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
MOROCCO – Cannabis plantation near Ketama, Rif mountains, Morocco, March 5, 2021. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images).

The Moroccan security seized 1.86 tonnes of cannabis, official news agency MAP reported on Friday.

The operation was carried out at a checkpoint near the city of Tiznit, it said.

The banned substance, concealed in dozens of packages ready to be exported by sea, was seized by customs officers onboard a vehicle.

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