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5.5 tons of cannabis seized in northeastern Morocco

5.5 tons of cannabis seized in northeastern Morocco
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Moroccan police said in a statement on Thursday that they have seized some 5.5 tons of cannabis in the northeastern city of Nador.

Rabat: Moroccan police said in a statement on Thursday that they have seized some 5.5 tons of cannabis in the northeastern city of Nador.

Two people with suspected links to a criminal drug trafficking network were arrested and five vehicles were also seized in the suburb of Nador, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the statement, one of the suspects was wanted by security services for drug trafficking and forgery.

The arrested were remanded in custody to complete the probe conducted under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor, while investigations are underway to arrest all the suspects involved in this case.

Despite efforts in the past decade to crack down on cannabis harvesting, Morocco remains the world's largest producer of the cannabis resin.

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