The Moroccan police announced a record seizure of more than 31 tonnes of cannabis in a warehouse near Tangier, in the north of the kingdom, and the arrest of a man, an official source said. The police “foiled, Wednesday, a major international drug trafficking operation and seized a record shipment of 31 tons 197 kilograms of chira,” said a statement from the Directorate General of National Security. The cannabis “was packaged and stuffed in fruit and vegetable figurines, the colour and size of which are likely to facilitate their exit from Morocco as agricultural products destined for export,” the same source said. A large refrigerated trailer containing dozens of bags and bales of hashish was also seized at the warehouse. A 61-year-old man with a criminal record was arrested and placed in police custody on suspicion of links with a criminal network involved in international drug trafficking.
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