Morocco seizes 5.22 tons of cannabisChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2020
The Moroccan police said that they seized on Thursday 5 tons and 222 kg of cannabis near Casablanca, the North African country economic hub.
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Three people, including a French national of Moroccan origin, with suspected links to a criminal drug trafficking network were arrested.
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.
Moroccan security services seized 179,657 kg of cannabis in 2019, according to official statistics. ■